New Executive Chef announced for Downtown Denver Hotel

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Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center welcomes Paul French as Executive Chef of the award-winning downtown Denver hotel

Downtown Denver Convention Hotel appoints new Executive Chef

Hyatt Regency Denver Executive Chef Paul French

Greg Leonard, general manager of Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, announces the appointment of Paul French as Executive Chef.

After graduating from The Culinary Institute and honing his skills in establishments throughout New England, Paul French joined Hyatt as Sous Chef at Hyatt Regency Miami in 2003. He has held culinary positions at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Hyatt Regency Atlanta and, in 2011, transferred to Hyatt Regency Austin as Executive Chef.

In his new position as Executive Chef of the 1,100 room Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, French will oversee a staff of more than 40 culinary professionals and banquets where as many as 2,500 people can be served simultaneously in over 60,600 square feet of newly refresh meeting and event space. Additionally, he is responsible for menus and all food preparation in the hotel’s Altitude Restaurant, Peaks Lounge, Perks Coffee and More as well as in-room dining.

Executive Chef French replaces Manfred Steuerwald who was promoted to Director of Operations at Grand Hyatt Denver.

About Hyatt Regency Denver
With 1,100 newly redesigned accommodations, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is one of the region’s largest hotels. Standing 36-stories high, sleek and contemporary in design, it is adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center and just one block from the 16th Street Mall pedestrian promenade. The recently completed guest room refresh features a décor that captures the essence of being where the mountains meet the plains. With special emphasis on state-of-the-art technology, each accommodation now provides the convenience of LCD Smart 46 inch televisions and complimentary high-speed Internet along with comfortable work stations. A 6,700 square foot fitness center has windows overlooking the 14th Street Theater District and includes Spa Universaire, an indoor lap-pool and outdoor sun deck and whirlpool. In addition to Altitude Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Denver provides two lounges: Strata Bar located in the lobby and the 27th floor Peaks Lounge, windowed on three sides, captures sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains. Peaks Lounge is also available for meetings during the day. The hotel has a total of over 60,600 square feet of newly renovated meeting and event space.

Reservations for Hyatt Regency Denver may be made by calling toll-free (800) 233-1234 or by visiting the hotel’s website at

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