Hospitality Design - October 2015 - (Page 122)

gary dollens Global Head of Design/ Product and Brand Development 1 Loyalty is a valued asset in any endeavor, but in the case of Gary Dollens and Hyatt, it has been a way of life since 1977. An "accidental" entry-level position at a Hyatt in Oak Brook, Illinois-he was a doorman there to pay his way through college-began a love affair with hotels (and the particular brand) that has endured to this day. His climb up the ladder was steady and sure. Among the many rungs: executive housekeeper at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and Columbus, Ohio; GM at the Hyatt Regency Washington, DC and New York; and his current title since 2014, where he's responsible for the execution of Hyatt's global design, overseeing all of its nine brands, and design service offices in Chicago, Zurich, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Hyatt Hotels Corporation 2 122 October 2015 3 1. A lobby view overlooking American Craft Kitchen & Bar at the Bentel & Benteldesigned Hyatt Regency Chicago. 2. A guestroom at the Park Hyatt New York, completed last year by Yabu Pushelberg. "There's a reason why you stay with a company for a long period of time," he says. "I started [at Hyatt] and found it fascinating, all the different aspects of the business. When I began it was a great time for the company, the late '70s and early '80s. We were the ones opening the large Portmandesigned atrium hotels. You'd walk into a Hyatt and there would be something special in each and every one of them." Dollens says he was content as vice president of North American operations

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - October 2015

Hospitality Design - October 2015
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
Business Sense: Industry Insight
Sustainable Studio: Open Farm Community
Trends: Suites
Trends: Fast-Casual Dining
5 Questions for John Simeonidis
Profile: Neri & Hu
Trends: Scandinavian Inspiration
Trends: Rose Gold
In the Room
Special Feature: Chefs
Platinum Circle
Gary Dollens
Kemper Hyers
Nobu Matsuhisa
HD Visionary Award: HBA
Margherita Saint-Germain
Le Lapin
The Continental
Scone City
I Love Paris
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - October 2015