Ripton Melhado Named General Manager of Hyatt Regency San Antonio

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Ripton Melhado continues his 25-year Hyatt career in San Antonio as Hyatt Regency's new General Manager

Hyatt Regency San Antonio is proud to welcome Ripton Melhado as its new General Manager. He will officially begin his position on August 30, 2015. Melhado’s 25-year Hyatt career began in 1990 as a Rooms Division Intern at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. He held numerous positions within the Rooms Division at several Hyatt properties within the Atlanta market before being promoted to Director of Rooms in 1999. Over the next 14 years, Melhado served as Director and Senior Director of Rooms Division for Hyatt properties in: Louisville KY, Cleveland OH, Denver CO, Houston TX and Dallas TX. In 2013, Melhado was appointed General Manager of Hyatt Regency Wichita.

His career includes work with a number of Boards and Associations. Melhado served 8 years on and is a past Co-Chair of Hyatt’s North America Diversity and Inclusion Council. He was a member of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a Board of Director for Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, Visit Wichita, and the Greater Wichita Sports Commission. He is also a member of the Wichita Area Outlook Team at the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University.

Melhado holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Administration and Certificate in Business Administration from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife Trisha are proud parents of two teenage children.

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. Guests 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. Barbecue-inspired cuisine and stylishly chic guest rooms make Hyatt Regency one of San Antonio’s premier destination hotels. For more information and reservations, visit http://www.sanantonioregency.hyatt.com or call 210-222-1234.

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.

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CONTACT:
Nicole Galindo
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
210.451.6418
nicole(dot)galindo(at)hyatt(dot)com

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