Wild Dunes Resort Announces New Director of Resort Operations

HeadshotWild Dunes Resort Announces New Director of Resort Operations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (January 5, 2020) – Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination Hotel, is pleased to announce John D’Angelo as Director of Resort Operations. D’Angelo previously served as the Opening General Manager for Grand Hyatt Nashville, a Hyatt Property with 591 rooms, seven food and beverage outlets and 77,000 square feet of meeting space.

With over 20 years of leadership experience in the hospitality industry, D’Angelo will be responsible for overseeing all departments and ensuring customer satisfaction at Wild Dunes Resort, including the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn, the Residences at Sweetgrass, private condos, luxury home vacation rentals and its new 153-room Sweetgrass Inn opening in spring 2021.

“John D’Angelo’s hospitality expertise, paired with his experience with several Hyatt national properties, make him the perfect candidate to join our management team,” says Robin Sugar, Director of Human Resources. “As our Wild Dunes Resort community continues to grow with the addition of the Sweetgrass Inn, D’Angelo will be a valuable asset to help grow our best-in-class service and leisure and group travel markets, highlighting the year-round championship golf, nationally ranked tennis, new destination spa and multiple restaurant options including a new rooftop bar with stunning ocean and island views.”

Prior to his role at Grand Hyatt Nashville, D’Angelo was the opening Resort Manager at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and helped to open both the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. He also served on the executive committees of Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside and Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Florida.

About Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodation options, including the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn, the Village at Wild Dunes, private condos, luxury home vacation rentals and its new 153-room Sweetgrass Inn opening in 2021. Wild Dunes Resort, located just 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston, will be the largest resort of its kind in the region with the addition of Sweetgrass Inn, offering groups of up to 650 people the chance to enjoy a Lowcountry getaway. With year-round championship golf, nationally ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels is a collection of independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America that joined Hyatt in late 2018. Ranging from upscale to luxury, each property is purposefully crafted for discovery – of place, of people and of self, capturing the unique essence of its location through authentic experiences, immersive programming and genuine service. The award-winning collection features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional food and beverage experiences including bars, restaurants, cafes, and rooftops. Current properties are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii (Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui), Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow Destination Hotels on Instagram: @destinationhotels, Twitter: @Destination, and Facebook: DestinationHotels.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of September 30, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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