Nobu Hotel Palo Alto, Silicon Valley's esteemed 73-room boutique hotel, who recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation to unveil a completely brand-new hotel, has appointed Ryan Mendoza to executive chef. A seasoned veteran in the culinary industry, Chef Mendoza now leads all Nobu Hotel Palo Alto's food and beverage program, which includes creative management and execution of in-room dining, catering, Lobby Bar, and the world-renowned Nobu Restaurant.
A recognized leader within the Nobu brand, Mendoza brings experience from Nobu Los Angeles and Nobu Indian Wells to his new position. Prior to his extensive time at Nobu Los Angeles and Nobu Indian Wells, Mendoza operated as sous chef at The West Hollywood EDITION where he worked for Michelin Star Chef John Fraser and gained management experience assisting with the opening of the restaurant, as well as a line cook at Hinoki & the Bird, all with a skill set developed at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena. Chef Mendoza enjoys the orchestrated creativity of the kitchen and spends his free time with his beloved family.
Recent Appointments at Nobu
19 July 2021 — Nobu Hotel Chicago proudly announces the appointment of Rhonda Drury to Director of Sales and Marketing. A Chicago native with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Drury is poised to lead sales and marketing at Nobu Hotel Chicago, part of the thriving global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality and the first Midwest location.
13 July 2021 — The Nobu Hotel Miami Beach is excited to welcome new Hotel Manager, Rhys O'Connell.
Rhys joins the hotel team with over 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry.
Most recently the General Manager of the Hotel Zephyr in San Francisco, Rhys has focused on creating an innovative and unique guest experience that exceeds guest expectations.
23 November 2020 — Nobu Hotel Chicago proudly announces the appointment of Zoltan Payerli to General Manager. A Chicago native with more than 14 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Payerli is poised to lead operations at Nobu Hotel Chicago, part of the thriving global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality and the first Midwest location.