Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando Resort Names Pat Engfer Area Vice President and General Manager

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Hyatt veteran brings more than 35 years of experience to the Orlando area luxury resort.

Pat Engfer named Area Vice President and General Manager of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort

As we celebrate 30 years of grand excellence at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, I look forward to capitalizing on the outstanding tradition of exceptional service of Orlando’s original luxury resort.

Hyatt veteran Patricia (Pat) Engfer has been appointed area vice president and general manager of Orlando’s Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Most recently general manager at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, Engfer has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the hospitality industry.

Engfer joined the Hyatt brand in 1977 and has worked at Hyatt properties across the United States with a highly regarded dedication to the company, her family, and the community.

Since 1996, she has held numerous chairwoman and leadership roles with a dozen local organizations such as Visit Orlando, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, Central Florida Partnership, YMCA and others. Engfer’s constant support and leadership in the community was recognized by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission with the 2012 James B. Greene Award for her role as an engaging community leader who improves the quality of life and business environment in Orlando. Additionally, Engfer was honored as the 2013 Business Woman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal for her accomplishments not only in business, but also volunteer contributions at local charities to improve the community.

“As we celebrate 30 years of grand excellence at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, I look forward to capitalizing on the outstanding tradition of exceptional service of Orlando’s original luxury resort,” said Engfer. “Together, our dedicated team will continue to offer families and business travelers the highest quality resort experience in one of the nation’s most popular destinations.”

Through her expanded role as area vice president, Engfer will continue to foster and enhance long-term relationships among area properties including Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Her continuum of leadership among business partners, community organizations, and industry affiliates is a valuable asset to the Hyatt brand and to the Central Florida tourism market.

Paul Tang takes on the new role of area vice president with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in San Antonio following 12-year tenure as general manager at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

About Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – 30 Years of Grand Excellence

The award-winning, 1,500 acre Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Walt Disney World® and close to Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® Orlando with a host of amenities and activities. Located along the 1,000 feet of white sandy beach of private Lake Windsong, the free-flowing lagoon pool boasts 12 waterfalls, heated and non-heated pools, two whirlpools, new Water Slide Tower Pavilion, new children’s Rock Climbing Stations, new interactive Water Jet Splash Zone, rope bridge, walking paths, and expansive, wrap-around sundecks. New features complement the resort’s favorite activities including; S’mores pit, beach volleyball, tether ball, hammocks, watersports and marked jogging, walking, and biking trails.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is centrally located with convenient access to Orlando International Airport and Interstate 4 off Exit 68 in Lake Buena Vista. The resort’s address is One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, Florida, USA 32836.

For more information; call 407.239.1234; visit; like Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on Facebook; and follow on Twitter at @HRGrandCypress.

About Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, business travelers and leisure guests. Properties range in size from 180 to over 2,000 rooms and are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Hyatt Regency convention hotels feature spacious meeting and conference facilities designed to provide a productive environment allowing guests to convene and connect. Hyatt Regency hotels in resort locations cater to couples seeking a getaway, families enjoying a vacation together and corporate groups seeking a functional and relaxed atmosphere in which to conduct business and meetings.

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Editor’s Note: Executive interviews, media rates and FAM opportunities, and images are available by contacting Laura E. Richeson, APR at 407.616.8108 or Laura(at)RichesonCommunications(dot)com.

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