DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2021 – Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has appointed Michael J. Koffler, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, as Visit Dallas Board of Directors Chair-Elect. Koffler will serve in this capacity for one year and then will serve as Chair beginning January 2022.
"We could not be more pleased with Mayor Johnson's appointment," said Craig T. Davis, President & CEO of Visit Dallas. "Having Michael's hospitality expertise, support and guidance will be a great asset to Visit Dallas, and I look forward to working closely together over the next two years."
A lifelong hospitality professional and advocate for the community, Koffler has served as the general manager of the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion since 2019. He has been with Hyatt for almost 40 years.
"I look forward to working with Visit Dallas and sharing the story of what makes our city so special," said Koffler. "I appreciate Mayor Johnson for this appointment and his support of the hospitality community."
In January 2022, Koffler will replace current Chair Dave Brown, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager of the American Airlines Center.
About Visit Dallas
Visit Dallas is the official destination marketing organization for Dallas, Texas, dedicated to promoting the city as the ideal visitor and convention destination. Dallas, the ninth-largest city in the United States and the leading business and financial center in the Southwest, offers travelers an unparalleled array of amenities, a central location, and easy accessibility with two major airports.
Dallas, the Official Home of the Frozen Margarita, is the home of the famed Margarita Mile, a self-guided trail of the city's best and brightest tequila cocktails. With 20 vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, including the nation's largest contiguous Arts District, and notable CityPASS attractions, there is a Dallas destination to suit every style.
Visitor safety remains a top priority. In 2020, Visit Dallas led the nation by seeking Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention protocols. To date, the convention center, both airports and several dozen hotels and venues have achieved this stringent accreditation, certifying their facilities as sanitary and safe.
For more information, visit www.visitdallas.com.