TITLE: Area Vice President and General Manager
COMPANY: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
YEARS IN ORLANDO: 22
YEARS AT COMPANY: 37
Since 1996, Patricia “Pat” Engfer has held numerous chairperson and leadership roles with local organizations such as Visit Orlando, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, Central Florida Partnership, YMCA and others. Her support and leadership in the community was recognized by the Metro Orlando EDC 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 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.