J Public Relations announced its representation of Grand Hyatt at SFO, which has appointed two seasoned hospitality leaders to its executive leadership team: General Manager Henning Nopper and Director of Sales & Marketing David Lambert. The 351-room Grand Hyatt at SFO is expected to open in summer 2019, and will be the only hotel on airport grounds.
Nopper brings more than 25 years of diverse hospitality experience and most recently served as general manager of Andaz West Hollywood, where he oversaw a $4 million renovation and continually improved guest satisfaction scores while increasing hotel occupancy and RevPAR index to the highest level in the history of these hotels. Previously, he served as corporate director of rooms for the Americas operations team at Hyatt’s Chicago corporate office. During this time, Nopper coordinated and executed 40 openings and transitions of hotels and led all aspects of operations for the Americas region, including front desk, guest services, housekeeping, guest services, spa and security.
He has also held leadership positions at Grand Hyatt New York, Grand Hyatt Seattle, Hyatt at Olive 8, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, and more. Nopper graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has contributed to various industry committees, including the Board of Directors for the West Hollywood Travel and Tourism Board.
Lambert joins Grand Hyatt at SFO from Hyatt Regency Monterey and Hyatt Carmel Highlands, where he achieved a combined 64% RevPAR increase and won numerous awards as director of sales, marketing and events. His 27 years of industry experience also includes director of sales and marketing positions with Hilton Hotels in San Francisco and Oakland, Nikko Hotels International in San Francisco and Atlanta and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in San Francisco, Jakarta and Newport Beach.
“We are thrilled to have two of the industry’s most successful, seasoned operations and sales leaders at the helm of opening such an innovative luxury hotel,” said Jordan Meisner, senior vice president, west coast field operations, Hyatt. “With world-class amenities, an unbeatable location and exceptional service, Grand Hyatt at SFO will disrupt the status quo of airport hotels, and Henning and Dave will help us deliver a truly differentiated experience for the San Francisco community, as well as our domestic and global guests.”