ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ed Crovo, chief operating officer of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, operator of Hyatt Residence Club, was recently recognized by Florida State University’s (FSU) Dedman School of Hospitality for outstanding achievements throughout an over forty-year career. During a ceremony held at the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Florida, Crovo received the award for his numerous professional accomplishments with Hyatt Hotels and Hyatt Residential Group and addressed more than 250 hospitality majors, faculty, and industry leaders, who were on hand for the event.
“Given his stellar career and the demonstrated achievement of his goals, Ed is the perfect recipient of the Alumnus of the Year award,” said Jane Boyd Ohlin, J.D., director of Dedman School of Hospitality. “He is a leader in his profession and personifies the commitment to excellence that each of our students aspires to reach.”
“As a proud graduate of FSU, I am thrilled to be honored by my alma mater,” Crovo said. “I hope this award will serve as inspiration to students looking to pursue careers in hospitality. It’s an exciting profession with growing demand for excellent talent.”
Crovo graduated from FSU in 1969 with a degree in business administration and a concentration in hotel and restaurant administration. In his current role at Hyatt Vacation Ownership, he oversees all sales, marketing, and operational functions. Previously, he worked in various capacities for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, including positions as general manager of the Hyatt Regency hotels in Maui, Waikiki, Waikoloa, Hilton Head, Miami, and Hyatt Des Moines. He is a distinguished five-time nominee for Hyatt’s Donald M. Pritzker Award for General Manager of the Year, which he won in 1996. Prior to joining Hyatt, he served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, operating officers’ clubs throughout Europe.
About Hyatt Vacation Ownership
Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO) has been developing, marketing, and managing shared ownership resorts in diverse vacation destinations since 1994. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, HVO operates Hyatt Residence Club (HRC), a flexible points-based program with more than 30,000 members who have access to 16 HRC resorts, along with hundreds of Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide via the popular Hyatt Gold Passport® guest loyalty program. HRC members also have exchange privileges through Interval International’s network of approximately 2,900 other resorts in over 80 countries, as well as additional benefits and services. HVO is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of travel, leisure, membership, exchange, resort management, and rental businesses. ILG and its subsidiaries use the Hyatt Residence Club and Hyatt Vacation Ownership marks under license from affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. www.HyattResidenceClub.com
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