Dania Duke was recently appointed General Manager of Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. She succeeds Peter Rice who has been transferred to Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa. Duke was most recently General Manager of Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
A twenty-two year Hyatt Hotels and Resorts veteran, Duke began her career with the company as a management trainee. She has been affiliated with Hyatt properties in the Hawaiian Islands, Grand Cayman, British West Indies, and the cities of Indianapolis, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Sarasota, Florida; Indian Wells, California; San Antonio, Texas; Washington D.C.; Palo Alto, California; and Palm Springs, California.
Over the years, Duke has been an active member of Chaine Des Rotisseurs and American Institute of Food and Wine. Her past community activities have included United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Share Our Strength, Special Olympics, Red Cross, Second Harvest Homeless Shelter, Rotary International and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Duke’s distinguished career also includes such professional achievements as the 2000 Dannon International Hotelier Award, 2001 inaugural recipient of Hyatt Hotel’s Operations Achievement Award and 2003 Donald J. Pritzker Award for Operations Achievement within Hyatt Hotels.