PORTLAND, Ore. (November 13, 2019) – Ahead of the winter openings of Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center and Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland, the hotels announce executive appointments for their leadership teams.
Hospitality veteran Shane Nicolopoulos has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, slated to open December 19, 2019. In his new role, Nicolopoulos will oversee all property and opening operations for the hotel including 600 well-appointed guestrooms, an estimated 300 colleagues, and all food and beverage operations. Nicolopoulos has grown his 20-year hospitality career with Hyatt, having held leadership positions with properties across the Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Regency and Andaz brands. Most recently, Nicolopoulos served as general manager of Andaz San Diego.
Scott Lane has been named general manager of Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland, set to open January 28, 2020. Lane will manage all property and opening operations for the 220-guest room hotel located in the heart of downtown Portland, including the on-property restaurant Masia. Throughout his 30-year career with Hyatt, Lane has grown from part-time front desk agent to general manager, most recently serving as regional vice president of sales for Hyatt. Prior to this role, he held positions as the area director of sales in Denver and San Antonio, director of sales and marketing at Grand Hyatt San Antonio, and director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.
Seasoned sales and marketing leader Justin Evans has taken on the role of area director of sales and marketing in Portland for Hyatt. In his new role, Evans will lead all pre-opening and opening sales and marketing efforts for Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center and Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland. During his 13-year career with Hyatt, Evans has held leadership positions with leading Hyatt Regency properties across the U.S. Most recently, he served as director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Columbus, where he managed all sales and marketing initiatives for the 633-room hotel.
“We are thrilled to have such incredible talent take on leadership positions in Portland,” said Jordan Meisner, senior vice president of field operations, Hyatt. “Shane Nicolopoulos and Justin Evans are both pivotal members of our Hyatt family and exemplify Hyatt’s purpose of care through their dedication to our colleagues’ success while delivering stress-free, seamless guest experiences each day. We couldn’t be more confident with the team we have in place at Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center and look forward to opening the hotel soon.”
“With Scott Lane as general manager of Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland, the hotel is poised to become one of the most sought-after lifestyle hotels in the city,” said Mark Jennings, senior vice president, lifestyle field operations, Hyatt. “Lane’s passion for the Hyatt Centric brand and creating shareworthy experiences is contagious. We are incredibly pleased to have him leading our team in downtown Portland.”
For more information on Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, please visit www.HyattRegencyPortlandattheOregonConventionCenter.com, join the conversation on Facebook at @HyattRegencyPortlandattheOregonConventionCenter and Instagram @HyattRegencyPortlandatOCC, or call 971-222-1234.
For more information on Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland, please visit www.HyattCentricDowntownPortland.com, join the conversation on Facebook at @HyattCentricPDX and Instagram at @HyattCentricPDX, or call 505-595-1234.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.