TORONTO — Paul Verciglio, GM of Toronto’s Park Hyatt Hotel, is wrapping up his 52-year hospitality career as he prepares to retire Feb. 8.
“It takes incredible business acumen, genuine mentoring, charisma and style to help a company like Hyatt define its luxury hotel brand, and Paul Verciglio has done just that during his successful career with Hyatt. His ability to connect with guests and his teams over the years has truly been inspiring to me and our colleagues around the world,” said Rakesh Sarna, COO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
As a graduate of the Hotel and & Restaurant Management program at the University of Denver in 1969, Verciglio started his a career as resident manager for the Grand Hyatt in New York City and quickly climbed the ranks, becoming the GM at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, before moving to the historic Hyatt Regency St. Louis. In 1999, Verciglio landed at Toronto’s 336-room Park Hyatt Hotel, where he oversaw the completion of the hotel’s $80-million renovation and unveiling the luxury Stillwater Spa.
The past couple of years, Verciglio has been named Hotelier magazine’s Hotelier of the Year and General Manager of the Year for Hyatt Hotels.