Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa hires new director of events

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa hired Jenny Lopez as director of events.

Jenny Lopez. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Prior to joining the Hyatt, Lopez was part of the management team at Hilton San Jose, and before that, at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose.

Lopez started her hospitality career at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Tower in Los Angeles. In the 10 years she worked at the property she gained experience in the areas of housekeeping, private branch exchange, reservations and catering/event service. She also assisted and serviced gala events at the property.

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To expand her career growth, Lopez relocated to Orlando, where she worked at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels in the Disney World area. She spent seven years in the Orlando area working for Westin, Starwood and independent hotel chains such as Adam’s Mark and IHG.

She returned to Los Angeles to be closer to family and joined Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Burbank. Her career came full circle in 2008 when she returned to the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, by then part of the Hyatt Hotels & Resorts family. Lopez says it was great to see familiar faces and to go back to where it all had started for her.

Located in 22 acres of Monterey Pines, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course is a destination resort providing the discerning traveler the quintessential Monterey experience. Its location offers guests close proximity to downtown Monterey and Monterey Airport and access to some of the Peninsula’s attractions.

The hotel offers both leisure and business travelers a Northern California destination, including 550 guestrooms including 32 suites, and the President’s house, TusCA Ristorante, Knuckles Sports Bar, Fireplace Lounge, a 2,000-square-foot fitness facility, tennis courts, pools and whirlpools and 12,000-square-foot full-service spa.

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