Industry Update
Appointment 7 April 2021

Christopher Toy

Appointed Director of Sales
At Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capital District - TX, USA

Christopher Toy

HRI Lodging announces the appointment ofChristopher Toy as Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capital District, opening early summer 2021. With over two decades of combined hospitality leadership experience, Toy will oversee a total of 214 guest rooms, three food and beverage outlets, and close to 3,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The property is a joint venture between Rockbridge and HRI Properties, LLC, and HRI Lodging, LLC will oversee management of the property.

Christopher Toy, Director of Sales, joins HRI Lodging after spending the last 6 years in the Austin market. Most recently, Christopher was the Director of Sales and Marketing overseeing The Ruby Hotel in Round Rock, TX and 7A Ranch in Wimberly, TX. Prior, Mr. Toy was in the downtown Austin market with the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown Convention Center and the Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum where he served as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to coming to Austin, Christopher worked in San Antonio, TX and oversaw the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown San Antonio as Director of Sales and Marketing in addition to helping open the Hilton Garden Inn Live-Oak. Mr. Toy's hospitality management experience spans cities across the country from New York City NY, Providence RI, Ft. Lauderdale FL, and Atlanta GA. Mr. Toy earned a bachelor's in science in Hotel/Hospitality Management with a concentration in Resort/Casino Management from Johnson and Wales University.

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Johnson & Wales University

Christopher Toy (Class of 2008) is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island - United States
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At HRI Lodging, we offer the unique perspective of hotel and mixed-use property ownership as well as management for multiple third-party owners. From prestigious premium hotel brands and Five Diamond resort spas to independent boutiques and revitalized historic buildings, we’ve done it all.
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