A 28-year Hyatt veteran, Arias brings invaluable business development and industry leadership expertise to his new role at The Shay. As a former Regional Vice President, Arias led a team of Hyatt Sales Force’s most distinguished sales professionals and developed strong relationships with over 300 corporate account clients to maximize revenue opportunities in Hyatt’s portfolio of more than 1,000 hotels. Arias has been recognized with various professional awards, including the prestigious Hyatt Sales Manager of the Year award for major convention hotels. In her new role as Director of Sales and Marketing at The Shay, Arias will help a diverse set of travelers discover the property’s sprawling campus and develop creative programming and strategy that thoughtfully nurtures the leisure and business of group.
Originally from California, Arias graduated from the University of California Los Angeles and continued her love of travel with sisterhood Kappa Kappa Gamma as a consultant. She spent five years on the East Coast where she began her hospitality career at the Swissotel and Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston before migrating west to start a family. Today, Lisa enjoys cheering on her son Austin for all things “teenage” and traveling to spend quality time with childhood friends in Nashville and Prescott, Arizona.