Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa Announces New Director of Sales and Marketing

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May 18, 2017
Veteran Marketing Leader John S. Hernstat Jr. Joins Hill Country Team
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is proud to announce John S. Hernstat Jr. as the new Director of Sales and Marketing, responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams in group, leisure and business travel sales. Hernstat joins the team after his predecessor Jeff Donahoe was promoted to Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
A senior marketing professional and hospitality industry veteran, Hernstat has spent nearly 25 years with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts at eight properties throughout the country, most recently serving as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Prior to his time in San Francisco, Hernstat served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, and Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort.
“I have been privileged to work at incredible properties, and with exemplary colleagues throughout the nearly 25 years I have spent with Hyatt,” said Hernstat. “I’m honored to join Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa and continue its dedication to providing exceptional services, legendary hospitality, and authentic Texas experiences for our group and leisure guests.”
Built upon 300 acres of the historic Rogers-Wiseman family ranch, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is a casually elegant San Antonio resort offering the convenience of the city with the peaceful charm of the Texas Hill Country. Located only a short distance from the airport and downtown, the 500-room luxury resort pairs authentic Texas hospitality with stunning indoor and outdoor venues, creating opportunities for guests to unwind and connect with friends, family, and colleagues.
About Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
The AAA Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is located on 300 scenic acres in the heart of San Antonio. Just 16 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio and the San Antonio International Airport, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers a retreat that feels a world away, with the convenience and fun of San Antonio just outside its doors.
Resort amenities include the full-service Windflower—The Hill Country Spa, featuring 21-treatment rooms with world-class services, a five-acre water park with a FlowRider® wave machine, 22’ tower waterslide, four swimming pools, Ramblin’ River® and much more. A variety of excellent on-site food and beverage options are available, including award-winning Antlers Lodge, offering a unique Texas dining experience that overlooks Hill Country Golf Club, the resort’s lushly landscaped 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course. Windflower—The Hill Country Spa, Antlers Lodge and Hill Country Golf Club are available for both resort guests and the general public to enjoy. For reservations or information, contact 210-647-1234 or visit us at
About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to whom and what matters most to them. More than 140 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who take care of every detail. For more information, visit or
Nicole Gravelle, Marketing Manager
(210) 520-4022