SAN ANTONIO – Nov. 23, 2022 – San Antonio’s luxury landmark, The Westin Riverwalk, proudly announces the appointment of Ron Mays as Executive Chef, adding to its distinguished dining team. In this role, Mays will utilize his wealth of knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to oversee all culinary direction and operation for the hotel and its refined eateries, Zocca Cuisine D’Italia, Cafecito Café, the Pool Bar, In-Room Dining,and a robust banquet and catering program.

Mays brings more than 20+ years of specific focus in the luxury high volume hospitality segment combined with robust experiences spanning the US and beyond. The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio welcomes the two-decade culinary veteran, from his position as Executive Chef at Caroline on 7th & Congress and the Luxury Otis Hotel & AC in Austin, TX. Chef Mays’ impressive resume also touts 15 years’ time spent in the kitchens throughout The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

The seasoned chef connoisseur’s expertise also includes overseeing nine venues and a team over 90 at Lowes Royal Pacific Sapphire Falls at Universal team as their Executive Sous Chef. This experience led him to join Sodexo as the Executive Chef at the prestigious Rollins College and then on to becoming a personal chef for a billionaire family. Chef Mays has also consulted with various prestigious companies across the US. Throughout his established career, Chef Mays has proven his ability to create extraordinary dishes with a diverse flare, manage kitchen and staff, and to well exceed guest expectations.

Situated on San Antonio’s famed River Walk near the lively Pearl District, The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio provides 473 guestrooms, affording stunning river or city views. Decorated to emphasize the historic Texas surroundings, the hotel offers a warm and subtle Spanish Colonial ambiance and features three distinguished dining outlets, a tranquilizing pool deck, WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio and more than 28,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. With The Westin’s Six Pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well, The Westin Riverwalk enthralls guests with exemplary service and impeccable amenities.

For more information on The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio please visit or call (210) 224-6500.