Industry Update
Appointment28 July 2021

Laura De Martin

Appointed Executive Chef
At Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine in San Diego - CA, USA

Laura De Martin

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine announces today the appointment of Laura De Martin as Executive Chef.

Laura De Martin will oversee the hotel's multiple food and beverage concepts and lead the culinary team. Originally from the small town of Bressanone, located in the Alto Adige region of Italy, De Martin was influenced at an early age by her mother's 1970s cookbooks and the intricacies of culinary presentation. De Martin attended the famed Cesare Ritz, a culinary arts school in Merano, Italy, and worked primarily in restaurants in Italy and Austria prior moving to the U.S. in 2003. De Martin's U.S. culinary career began as a Sous Chef at Hyatt Regency Orange County 15 years ago, later coming to San Diego as Chef de Cuisine at Manchester Grand Hyatt's Sally's Fish House & Bar before shortly being promoted to her first Executive Chef position at Andaz San Diego, followed by Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. A lover of grilling, locally-sourced ingredients and beer pairings, De Martin looks forward to bringing new creations to signature restaurant, DRIFT eat + drink with its recent revamp, new breakfast restaurant Shor, MARKET La Jolla and banquet functions at Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of September 30, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents.
more information
Recent Appointments at Hyatt

Nigel Pereira - Director of Reservations and Revenue Strategy

20 September 2021 — Grand Hyatt Dubai has appointed Nigel Pereira as its director of reservations and revenue strategy. He will support the brand's value proposition, whilst maximising overall revenue and identifying new business opportunities.
read more

Serena McCabe - Area Director of Sales and Marketing

25 August 2021 — Thompson Austin and tommie Austin are pleased to announce the appointment of Serena McCabe as area director of sales and marketing. McCabe will be charged with driving top line sales, as well as overseeing marketing and partnerships in her new role at the two highly anticipated and adjoined hotels nestled in downtown Austin's vibrant music and entertainment district.
read more

Kressa Olguin - Area Director of Marketing

24 August 2021 — Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino and Resort at Squaw Creek announce Kressa Olguin as area director of marketing. Olguin has been promoted from marketing manager at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.
read more