Industry Update
Appointment10 January 2019

Alex Robinson

Appointed Executive Chef
At Royal Palms Resort and Spa (part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt) in Phoenix - AZ, USA

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson has taken the lead of all culinary operations for the resort, including T. Cook's, with his new role as executive chef. This will be Chef Robinson's seventh luxury-brand hotel position throughout his nearly 18-year career. Chef Robinson previously worked for The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel as the executive sous chef overseeing multiple outlets as well as servicing 80,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Robinson has also worked on the culinary teams at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Four Season Resort Jackson Hole, opening team member Four Seasons Hotel Denver, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago and Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Chef Robinson is a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Scottsdale with an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality.
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