Appointed General Manager
At Andaz 5th Avenue in New York - NY, USA
Andaz 5th Avenue is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Mason as General Manager of the 184-room luxury boutique property in mid-town Manhattan. Mason, who has a distinguished 20 year career with Hyatt Hotels has been at the helm of numerous projects throughout the country. Most recently he served as the Miraval Group Director of Special Projects where he was instrumental during Hyatt's acquisition of this new wellness brand. Additionally, he was respon sible for onboarding General Managers for the Tucson and Austin properties while assisting the global team during the strategic planning phase. Prior to Miraval, he was with the Andazbrand where he served as the General Manager at Andaz Mayakoba and in 2015 opened the AndazScottsdale Resort & Spa. When Hyatt added The Driskill - one of Austin's most iconic hotels, to its Unbound Collection Mason was appointed General Manager and oversaw Hyatt's transition as owner and operator and directed an $8 million renovation project. While in Colorado, Mason served as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center during its $4 million renovation and General Manager for Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, where he directed a $28 million renovation. A few years prior, Mason's career led him to Chicago and New York, where he was hotel manager for Park Hyatt Chicago and the landmark Stanhope Park Hyatt in New York City. Mason's modus operandi is to be an involved community leader in the cities he calls home. While in Austin, he served on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Austin Hotel & Lodging Association, and the Board of Directors for Preservation Austin, formerly the Heritage Society. He also previously served as vice chair for the Board of Governors for the Vail Valley Partnership. Mason continues to be an active member of Hyatt's Diversity and Inclusion Council since 2009, serving as chairman from 2010-2012.Prior to joining Hyatt Hotels, Mason spent several years working in a variety of management positions for Disney's resort operations and theme park management. He is also a graduate of the Disney Management Development program.A Colorado native, Mason received his Bachelors of Science degree in Hospitality, Meeting and Travel Administration from Metropolitan State University of Denver. In 2009, he graduated from the General Managers Program at the prestigious Cornell University. In his free time, he enjoys golf, fitness and traveling with his wife.