Domenick Buffone has been named general manager of the 328-room Hyatt Regency Greenville. He replaces Nancy Dudak, who has been promoted to general manager of Hyatt Regency Atlanta Suites.
This move marks Buffone’s eighth with Hyatt during his 33-year career with the company. He is relocating from Savannah, Georgia where he served as general manager of Hyatt Regency Savannah since 2004.
In Savannah, he held numerous positions on key boards and committees in the city. He served as Treasurer of the Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau for two consecutive years and was a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Leadership Council, and Downtown Business Association from 2004 to 2007. In addition, he was actively involved increasing the awareness and interest of hospitality career opportunities to adolescents in the community.
He began his Hyatt career in the kitchen of Hyatt Regency Dearborn in 1975. In 1982, he became executive sous chef at Hyatt Regency Houston and executive chef at Hyatt Regency Oakbrook before returning to Dearborn as senior executive chef in 1986. After eight years in Dearborn, he took a position as senior executive chef at Hyatt Regency Atlanta in 1994. While in Atlanta, he broadened his culinary experience and became senior food and beverage director.
He participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics, creating and managing VIPs events. Also, during his career, he prepared 20,000 meals at the Ryder Cup in Rochester, New York and has been involved with 14 NFL Super Bowl Commissioner Balls. After many successes, he was promoted to hotel manager.
Buffone was born in Italy and graduated from Scuola Media di Rogliano. After graduation he moved to the United States where he continued his education and elevated his culinary career. He is married to wife Rosa for 29 years. They have two children, Cristina and Mario.
Hyatt Regency Greenville is located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Greenville. The hotel features an atrium lobby with 328 guestrooms, 22 upgrades and nine suites with 24,000 square feet of meeting space. Provencia Restaurant offers fresh, exciting menu options and guests can enjoy a light meal and signature cocktails. For reservations or information, call Hyatt Regency Greenville at 864-235-1234 or visit website at www.greenville.hyatt.com.
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