|NEW YORK (June 28, 2005) - Grand Hyatt New York, announced that Ward
Childs has joined the company as Senior Food and Beverage Director, Executive
Assistant Manager. He will oversee the company’s entire food and
beverage operation while assisting Vice President and Managing Director,
“Hyatt Food and Beverage is entering a major growth phase,” said Richard
Morgan. “Ward brings excellent food and beverage experience to the
table, which will play a key role in advancing the level of quality, presentation,
and service that is becoming paramount throughout the Grand Hyatt brand.”
Prior to joining Grand Hyatt New York, Childs was Senior Regional Food
and Beverage Director at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Embarcadero Center.
He formerly was Food and Beverage Director at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
and Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. His hospitality experience
includes nearly 10 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and additional
experience with Quorum Hotels & Resorts; Maruko CA, Inc., and Universal
Studios Hotel Properties.
Childs received a BS from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
He is a member of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen and a member of the Brotherhood
of the Knights of the Vine. While in San Francisco, he also held a position
on the Advisory Panel for the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.