Hyatt Regency Greenwich Appoints Sherry Hicks-Buckles as General Manager

USA, Old Greenwich, Connecticut. August 28, 2019

Hyatt Regency Greenwich is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry Hicks-Buckles as General Manager. In this role, Hicks-Buckles will oversee all operations of the 373-room hotel in the quaint costal community of Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

Hicks-Buckles, who has a 22-year career with Hyatt Hotels, joins Hyatt Regency Greenwich from Hyatt Regency Atlanta, where she served as Director of Operations. She began her career as a catering administrative assistant in Charlotte, North Carolina and proceeded to handle key food and beverage leadership roles in convention, large business and resort hotels throughout the East Coast including Tampa, Fl., Washington, D.C., Chesapeake Bay, Md. and Boston, Ma.

"Throughout her career, Sherry has been an innovative leader who delivers results and brings our hotels to the next level," said Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Hyatt David Phillips, "She has a passion for caring that has provided new and meaningful experiences for our guests, and inspired our colleagues to be their best. We're very excited for Sherry to bring her talent and energy to our terrific team at Hyatt Regency Greenwich."

Hicks-Buckles brings to Hyatt Regency Greenwich a passion for assisting with professional development of others and community involvement. She was selected by Hyatt corporate as a calibrate mentor, where she oversees development of assistant leadership committee members with future advancement potential in leadership roles. Hicks-Buckles is an active member of the American Hotel Lodging Association and Georgia Women in Leadership. Her dedication to each hotel and community of which she has been a part, has been recognized through her two-time nomination as Hyatt Hotels' Food and Beverage Director of the Year and 2017 Hotel F&B Magazine "Top 50 Women to Watch."

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