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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront recognized for catering services

hyattHyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is proud to announce its food and beverage services have been recognized by a top industry publication. The hotel is one of only five properties honored on the Convene magazine “Best Food and Beverage” list in the August issue. Convene is the official publication of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

Jennifer Porro, Convention Coordinator for The Florida Chiropractic Association, praised Hyatt’s team when she was contacted for feedback as a part of the award selection process. Her group has held its annual conference at the hotel for the past seven years. As she was planning the 2012 event, she was concerned about declining reception attendance.

To liven things up, the Hyatt team suggested creative menu changes as well as room set up, seating and décor adjustments– all without impacting the group’s budget.

“We ended up drawing the largest crowd in the event’s history!” said Porro. “Hyatt’s staff always exceeds our expectations and that’s why we keep coming back, year after year.”

Hyatt is the largest meetings & conventions hotel between Savannah and Orlando, with 963 guestrooms and 110,000 square feet of meeting space.

“We will always go the extra mile for our guests at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront,” said general manager Dan King. “No matter what group or what type of event they are having, our staff will work with them to ensure they have the best experience possible during their stay with us.”

This is the third time in recent years that Hyatt’s food and beverage team has been honored for its work. Hyatt Hotel Corporation gave the hotel’s Catering and Convention Services the “2011 Team of the Year” award and also awarded Senior Convention Services Manager Dianne Liberty with the “Catering & Convention Services Manager of the Year” honor in 2012.

The Convene “Best Food & Beverage” feature can be seen here.


About Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Nestled along the beautiful St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in the heart of the city’s downtown business, entertainment and sports districts, and is only a few minutes away from more than 20 miles of soft, white sand beaches.  Vacation, business and convention travelers experience unparalleled accommodations with 963 guestrooms and more than 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, anchored by a 28,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. In addition, the hotel offers outdoor terraces and function space overlooking the pristine St. Johns River.  A rooftop pool and whirlpool, deluxe indoor fitness center and sauna, and an upscale lobby bar and restaurant pamper visiting guests. Jacksonville is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the nation’s largest urban park system, and also boasts more than 45 world-class golf courses. For more information about Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront or to make a reservation, visit

About Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency offers a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, business travelers and leisure guests. Properties range in size from 180 to over 2,000 rooms and are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Hyatt Regency convention hotels feature spacious meeting and conference facilities designed to provide a productive environment allowing guests to convene and connect. Hyatt Regency hotels in resort locations cater to couples seeking a getaway, families enjoying a vacation together and corporate groups seeking a functional and relaxed atmosphere in which to conduct business and meetings.

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