• Hyatt Regency Maui Announces New General Manager

     
    POSTED February 1, 2017
     

Fred Findlen has been hired as the general manager position at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Findlen brings 31 years of experience to his new position, Most recently, he served as general manager at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino.

“Fred brings a wealth of knowledge of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts to Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa,” says David Nadelman, area vice president and general manager, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. “His extensive background in managing Hyatt resorts across country in tropical destinations will provide fantastic value in enhancing the award-winning resort and team.”

His career began at Hyatt in corporate management as a trainee in 1985. Moving up the ladder, he held multiple positions at different Hyatt Resorts nationwide and internationally. After years of being assistant general manager, he received his first general manager position in 2001. Findlen is excited to start somewhere new again for 2017 and Maui is a great opportunity to do so.

 I am thrilled to begin the New Year in Maui and join the tremendous team at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa,” says Findlen. “My previous positions have taken me across the United States and back, and I am honored to continue working with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts on one of the best islands in the world at a leading Hyatt resort.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.