DALLAS, Texas – HRI Lodging is appointing Michael J. Deutsch as general manager and Becky Lister as director of sales and marketing at Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District.
The 214-room property features a signature bar and restaurant with locally inspired cuisine, a fitness center, pet-friendly amenities, more than 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and a rooftop deck overlooking the city skyline. With its location between the Texas Capital Corridor and the University of Texas, the property is close to downtown Austin including city parks, restaurants, bars, and music venues on Sixth Street.
Deutsch brings over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, previously serving in leadership positions across Hilton, Hampton Inn, DoubleTree, and Embassy Suites properties in the Northeast. Most recently, he served as the general manager at Sheraton Bucks County Langhorne in Langhorne, Pa. In his new role, Deutsch will oversee all operations at the property including the property’s guest rooms, three food and beverage outlets, and meeting spaces.
A Texas native and graduate of Texas Tech University, Lister brings over 10 years of industry experience. She has held various leadership positions at Texas-based properties including catering sales manager, senior sales manager, and director of sales. Most recently, Lister served as the area director of sales at Hilton properties across Texas including Hampton Inn & Suites Buda, Hampton Inn & Suites Waco South, and Comfort Suites Buda.
“With their deep-rooted hospitality expertise and pulse on the Austin market, we are thrilled to welcome Michael and Becky to the Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District team,” says Larry Daniels, senior vice president of operations for HRI Lodging. “The duo will be an incredible asset as we continue to elevate the property as a vibrant space for travelers to gather and enjoy downtown Austin.”