The St. Regis San Francisco announced the appointment of Ryan Cunningham to the position of director of food and beverage. Cunningham brings more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his new position and will oversee all of the property’s food and beverage initiatives, including operations of the Lobby Lounge, The Grill, private dining and banquets. This is Cunningham’s third hiring at The St. Regis San Francisco
“We are excited to welcome Ryan back to The St. Regis San Francisco family,” says Jacqueline Volkart, general manager of The St. Regis San Francisco. “We are confident his exceptional experience in hotel and restaurant management will enhance our current offerings as well as spark innovative new ideas.”
Cunningham graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management and joined The St. Regis San Francisco team as a banquet manager in 2006. After three years at the St. Regis, he answered the call of ski country, working at The Resort at Squaw Creek from 2009 to 2013 before returning to the St. Regis as the assistant director of food and beverage. In 2018, Cunningham moved to the Palace Hotel, San Francisco as the director of food and beverage, leading the renovation of the GC Lounge, the Pied Piper and meeting spaces. Most recently, Cunningham was a member of the opening team of the San Francisco Proper Hotel.
“The St. Regis San Francisco is an extraordinary hotel offering an unparalleled guest experience,” said Cunningham. “It’s where my heart is, and I’m delighted to be back. The St. Regis San Francisco has exciting, ambitious plans for 2020 and beyond and I look forward to playing a part in helping to bring them to fruition.”
A San Francisco native, Cunningham enjoys taking his two young children to the same elementary school he attended and cheering on the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers. Having played college football at Northern Arizona University, he appreciates a calm Sunday afternoon to watch his favorite team.