The Hyatt Regency San Antonio is pleased to announce Russell Young has been named Executive Chef for the hotel, overseeing all culinary functions of the property, including Q Restaurant & Bar and all on-site catering functions. Chef Young joins the Hyatt Regency San Antonio team from Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, California.

Hyatt Regency San Antonio is the sixth Hyatt property to enjoy Young’s culinary skills in his 20 year career with Hyatt. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Young began his career in 1993 as the Chef Tournant for the El Conquistador Resort & Country Club in Las Crobas, Puerto Rico, before joining the Hyatt team in 1994. His career with Hyatt has taken him to several locations including Beavercreek, CO; St. Lucia; Columbus, Ohio and Denver, CO, as well as Monterey, California, where he served as the Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

“In addition to his culinary creativity and passion for locally sourced and sustainable cuisine, Russell’s lengthy and distinguished career with Hyatt brings a great sense of leadership to our hotel. We look forward to having Russell at the helm of our culinary team and know he will positively impact our customers’ and colleagues’ experience as well as the community at large,” said Greg Leonard, General Manager, Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

A native of northern California, Young is enjoying his new adventure in San Antonio. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, gardening, photography and spending time with his wife, Shannon, and their two Labrador Retrievers, Jobi and Darby.

A lasting local landmark with the San Antonio River flowing through it, the Hyatt Regency is one of downtown San Antonio’s most luxurious hotels, featuring 632 guest rooms, a16-story atrium lobby, awe-inspiring views of both the Alamo and the River Walk and the Paseo Del Alamo walkway connecting the hotel to the Alamo. The AAA Four Diamond Rated property recently underwent an impressive $30 million renovation that preserved both its rich history and excellent reputation as one of downtown San Antonio’s premier destinations. The hotel is also home to Q on the Riverwalk, a uniQue barbeque restaurant that features urban Texas barbeque.

About Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Hyatt Regency San Antonio is one of the Alamo City’s most luxurious downtown hotels. The AAA Four Diamond property is uniquely situated on the famous San Antonio River Walk with a premier view of the historic Alamo, connecting two of the city’s top destinations through the hotel’s 16-story atrium lobby. Guest can enjoy unsurpassed Hyatt service and amenities from swimming in the heated rooftop pool indulging in the pampering services of the DASA spa or exercising in the 24-hour Stayfit gym. Texas-style cuisine and stylishly chic guest rooms make Hyatt Regency one of San Antonio’s premier destination hotels. For more information and reservations, visit or call 210-224-1234.

About Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency offers a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, business travelers and leisure guests. Properties range in size from 180 to over 2,000 rooms and are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Hyatt Regency convention hotels feature spacious meeting and conference facilities designed to provide a productive environment allowing guests to convene and connect. Hyatt Regency hotels in resort locations cater to couples seeking a getaway, families enjoying a vacation together and corporate groups seeking a functional and relaxed atmosphere in which to conduct business and meetings.


Tania Tadevic
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
Phone: 210-451-6470
Valerie Grant
The CE Group, Inc.
Phone: 210-410-9898