KI Convention Center wins award, Hyatt welcomes new chef
GREEN BAY – The COVID-19 pandemic hit the convention and hotel industry hard.
But it didn’t stop the Hyatt Regency Green Bay and KI Convention Center from striving to offer its guests the best.
Those efforts were recently highlighted by being named Best Large Convention Center by Wisconsin Meetings.
“It shows all the great work we do here at the hotel,” Kristine Hall, general manager of Hyatt Regency Green Bay said. “We are happy to share with everyone throughout the state the care we show for our guests when they are having a meeting.”
According to Wisconsin Meetings, the winners of its annual contest demonstrate dedication to their customers and the industry – vendors and venues who exceed customers expectations.
The KI Convention Center, the largest meeting facility in Northeast Wisconsin, is owned by the City of Green Bay, but managed and operated by the Hyatt Regency.
“At the Hyatt, we have a purpose that we all follow,” Hall said. “We care for people so they can be their best.”
The KI Convention Center offers plenty of room with 35,264-square-feet of exhibit space and 19 breakout rooms that can seat from 15 to 1,800 people.
“At the end of the day, the building is a building, but the services and the care that we provide once the guests are here, is key,” Hall said. “That’s why we have so many repeat clients.”
Hall said conveniently, the KI Convention Center is connected to Hyatt Regency Green Bay and is within walking distance of the many restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in downtown Green Bay, making it easy for both new and returning guestsalike to enjoy what the city has to offer.
More information on the KI Convention Center can be found at kiconventioncenter.org
New chef to Pub333
The Hyatt Regency recently launched a new menu at its onsite restaurant, Pub333, made possible by Chef Jen Jones, who came to Green Bay from California and specializes in upscale pub food.
Hall said the new menu has a variety of sandwiches, entrees, salads, desserts and breakfast items.
“Highlights are the skillet that has short rib hash,” she said. “Of course the Elvis pancakes are decadent. It is three pancakes with peanut butter chocolate sauce and bananas.”
A recent tasting introduced Jones and the new Pub333 menu to the community.
Hall said the new menu was established to show off Chef Jen’s food and style.
“My favorite new menu item is probably one of two things,” she said. “Either the short rib on the dinner menu or the roasted half chicken.”
The restaurant is now open at 11 a.m. seven days a week for lunch.
Hall said dinner runs between five and seven days a week, depending on hotel occupancy, and is open until 9 p.m.
Breakfast is served daily from 7-10 a.m.
“A hotel restaurant is usually for the guests inside the building,” Hall said. “I am really hoping that we can garner some business from around the downtown area. There are so many offices near the Hyatt and people looking for a different kind of atmosphere or menu can come and enjoy.”
More information on Pub333 and its new menu items can be found on the Hyatt Regency website under the dining tab.
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