Ted Hibler is the General Manager of the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Texas, Austin. A 36 year veteran of the hotel industry, Mr. Hibler began his career with Marriott when the company had fewer than 50 hotels in its portfolio. His first job at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Tennis Center was as a waiter in the Capriccio Café where the Wally Ruth trio played nightly.
Though his early experience was in Food and Beverage, it was sales and marketing that defined his career most fully. His background includes positions with the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, The Sonesta Beach Hotel and Spa, Bermuda and in regional leadership roles in Chicago and New York City.
Prior to coming to work at the AT&T Hotel, Mr. Hibler spent 13 years with Omni hotels in Austin, New Orleans and Washington DC in various Director of Sales and Marketing roles. In 2001 he returned to Austin, TX to be the GM at the Omni Southpark Hotel.
In May of 2007, Hibler was the first person hired for the new AT&T Hotel and Conference Center and with the FLIK team, helped create the organization that runs the hotel today.
Mr. Hibler is a former President of the Austin Hotel and Lodging Association and current Board member, a Board member of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and until just recently an at large member of the Texas Hotel and Lodging Association Board of Directors.
He is a member of the Texas Travel Industry Association and the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).
Hibler is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in print journalism.
He has two sons, both of whom are involved in the thriving Austin music scene.
In his spare time, he enjoys acting in film and has been in several movie projects filmed in Austin including “Firefly’s in the Garden” with Julia Roberts, “Kabluey” starring Lisa Kudrow and Christine Taylor, A TV Pilot called Swingtown, “Elvis and Annibel” starring Keith Carradine, Blake Lively and Mary Steenburgen and an independent film entitled “The Disorder of Dr. Genes”.