Hyatt Regency La Jolla announced today that Jayne Aston, Director of Food and Beverage at the hotel, has been named the Food and Beverage Person of the Year in Management at this year’s Thirty-Fifth Annual Gold Key Awards Dinner. Revealed on Feb. 13 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, Calif., the coveted awards are presented to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the betterment of the tourism and hospitality industries.
“I’m so proud to be recognized for my contributions at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla,” said Jayne Aston. “Receiving this award for Food and Beverage Person of the Year in Management is important to me, particularly when I consider how many talented people there are in my field in San Diego.”
Originally from England and educated at Oxford University, Jayne Aston has been with Hyatt for 17 years and has been at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla for the past 6 years. During this time she has ensured the highest level of hospitality while also being a notable proponent for talent development by extending her mentorship to new managers and directors, as well as Hyatt’s Leadership Committee. In addition to her demanding role as Food and Beverage Director, Jayne has undergone Chinese language training to provide a further asset to the hotel, which receives guests from around the world. She is also a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate with Voices for Children, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization benefitting foster children, and is a military wife with two young boys.
The Thirty-Fifth Annual Gold Key Awards were sponsored by the San Diego County Motel-Hotel Association and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Additional participating organizations include International Special Events Society, Meeting Professionals International, National Association of Catering Executives, San Diego Concierge Association, and San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.
About Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Set on 11 prime acres in La Jolla, Calif., the Hyatt Regency La Jolla boasts 419 updated guestrooms, a 32,000 square foot Sports Club and spa, gourmet restaurant row and 32,000 square feet of function space. Located in the city known as “The Jewel of the Pacific”, the hotel is mere minutes from beaches, shopping, dining, galleries and visitor attractions like the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum, kayaking, live theater and shopping at savvy boutiques. Business travelers can enjoy business pods featuring state-of-the-art equipment, while fitness buffs can take in a 1,300 sq. ft. StayFitTM fitness center, plus an outdoor stretching area with medicine balls, resistance bands and yoga mats allowing guests to take advantage of the California sunshine. Visit the Hyatt Regency La Jolla online at www.lajolla.hyatt.com or socialize on Facebook and Twitter using the handle @HyattRegLaJolla.