Senior Vice President, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
Jordan Meisner has been Senior Vice President – Field Operations since January 2005, following one year as Vice President/Managing Director at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, a 1100 room airport hotel in Chicago, where he also assisted the Divisional Vice President based there. Prior to this, Meisner was Vice President/Managing Director of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino in November 2000, following three years as Vice President/Managing Director of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. Before this he was General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, and the Hyatt Regency Cerromar Beach Resort & Casino in Puerto Rico. In his earlier Hyatt career, he held various operational positions at the Grand Hyatt Washington, Hyatt Dorado Beach, Hyatt Regency Oakland, and Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Meisner started his career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1979 as a Corporate Management Trainee at the Hyatt Orlando. He gained a unique perspective during his years of service at the Hyatt corporate offices in Chicago where, as Corporate Director of Rooms, he assisted in the successful openings of over twenty hotels, from Hawaii to the U.S. Virgin Islands and in several major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
During his 31 year career, he has been recognized as an outstanding leader with numerous awards including the Donald N. Pritzker Award – General Manager of the Year nomination in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 (one of Hyatt’s most coveted recognitions) before becoming Vice President/Managing Director in 1998.
In addition to being an outstanding leader, Meisner is a strong advocate of community involvement wherever he is located. In Puerto Rico he served on the board of the Puerto Rico Hotel Association and was their Marketing Committee Chairman. He was also Honorary Chairman, American Cancer Society, Unicef Board of Directors, Boy Scouts Honorary Board of Directors and Chairman, Chamber of Commerce Tourism Council marketing Task Force. In Texas he was President Elect, San Antonio Hotel and Motel
Association, Board of Directors, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau and on the Mayor’s Citizens Committee on Water Policy. During his tenure in San Francisco he was Secretary Treasurer and then Vice President of the San Francisco Hotel Council, President of the Union Square Association and Board of Directors, San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, chairing their Tourism Committee, and board of Directors, California Pacific Medical Center. In Lake Tahoe he chaired the Lake Tahoe Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, and served on the Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association and the Reno- Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority boards. He was also a founding member of the Regional Cooperative Marketing Committee, formed to spearhead a cohesive marketing policy for the entire Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe area. In February 2008, Meisner was selected to serve on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Advisory Board. As a member, he assists the Dean with increasing the visibility of the College within the industry and its other academic constituencies.
Meisner graduated from Florida International University – School of Hotel Management, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Dean’s list with honors.