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Ward Childs Named Senior Food and Beverage Director, Executive Assistant Manager at Grand Hyatt New York
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, Richard Morgan.

“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. 


Kira Kohrherr 
Public Relations Manager
Grand Hyatt New York
Ph: 646.213.6682

Also See: The Grand Hyatt New York Has New Look, New Standards with a $65 million Renovation / March 2005
Richard Morgan, VP and Managing Director of Grand Hyatt New York, Honored with 'Hotel Good Scout Award' / June 2005

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