Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Names Farid Mellah Director of Operations

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Farid Mellah knows his business. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and an education that spans the globe, Mellah brings an international perspective to the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel as its new Director of Operations.

Farid Mellah knows his business. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and an education that spans the globe, Mellah brings an international perspective to the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel as its new Director of Operations.

In his new position, Mellah oversees the daily operations of the hotel, including Opus, its fine dining, downtown Pittsburgh restaurant, The Bridge Bar, and Prelude Wine Bar.

A native of Casablanca, Morocco, Mellah speaks Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. He attended the International Hotel School of Glion, Switzerland and the Hotel School of Service in Tunis, Tunisia. He holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

"We're happy to welcome Farid to the Renaissance Pittsburgh, PA Hotel. His vast expertise and multicultural experience make him an ideal addition to our executive team," says Barbara McMahon, General Manager.

Before coming to Pittsburgh, Mellah held posts at Wyndham Palm Springs, San Diego Mission Valley Marriott, Long Beach Airport Marriott, Inter-Continental Hotel of San Diego, Del Mar Country Club of Rancho Santa Fe, Wyndham Bermuda Resort & Spa, Omni Berkshire Place in New York City, Omni Westside in Houston, Texas, and Hotel Prince de Galles in Paris, France. His work has earned accolades, including Marriott Food and Beverage Director of the Year in 1990.

The 300-room Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is located in the restored 100-year-old Fulton Building, a downtown Pittsburgh landmark. Located at 107 Sixth St., the hotel offers exceptional city and river views in most of the Pittsburgh hotel suites as well as extraordinary dining convenient to the Cultural District. While Opus is known for its American infusion cuisine and their exceptional Pittsburgh Sunday brunch, The Bridge and Prelude Bars both feature nightly signature cocktails and light fare.

When visiting the City of Bridges, make the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel your first choice for accommodations and see for yourself the exemplary job that Farid Mellah and his team are doing to produce an extraordinary luxury hotel experience for guests.

About the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel:
Welcome to the architecturally stunning Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, where heritage and adventure blend into a magnificent landmark. Housed in the classic Fulton Building, this Pittsburgh luxury hotel was masterfully restored, exuding the timeless elegance of old-world charm, while providing the personal service designed for modern contentment. Surrounded by five world-renowned theaters in the heart of the Cultural District, this hotel in downtown Pittsburgh is near the excitement of Heinz Field, PNC Park, and Mellon Arena, as well as the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. A stylish choice among boutique hotels in Pittsburgh, PA, the Renaissance offers lavish guest rooms that combine the luxuries of yesterday with the conveniences of tomorrow. Stir the body and stimulate the senses at Opus, featuring American Fusion cuisine complemented by an award-winning wine list. Discover the only four-star downtown Pittsburgh hotel, where culture and comfort co-exist at the legendary Renaissance Pittsburgh, PA Hotel.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (800) 468-3571, or visit http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitbr-renaissance-pittsburgh-hotel/.

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