Pavy Keomaniboth Named Area Executive Chef at Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis and Caption by Hyatt

Pavy Keomaniboth has been named area executive chef at Hyatt Centric Beale Steet Memphis and Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis. In his new role, Chef Keomaniboth oversees the culinary day-to-day operations, banquets and catering, and overarching food and beverage programs for both hotels.


With over 30 years of experience in the culinary field and 15 years with the Hyatt Brand, Chef Keomaniboth brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position. Born into a family that had a passion and love affair with the culinary world, he grew up in Hawaii and eventually moved to Portland, Oregon, where he received formal training at the Western Culinary Institute. He then served as chef de cuisine at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resorts and Spa and continued to sharpen his skillset at other Hyatt properties across the country, including Hyatt Regency Green Bay, Wisconsin, Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio and Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Washington. Most recently, Keomaniboth served as the regional executive chef at Isla Bella Beach Resort in Florida where he helmed Mahina, an innovative Pacific Rim fine-dining restaurant, where he pulled inspiration from the region’s influences along with his diverse culinary background to curate unique dishes.


“I’m excited to rejoin the esteemed Hyatt Brand and am thrilled to reconnect with colleagues,” said Keomaniboth. “I’m fortunate to have worked with culinary programs and regional ingredients at locations across the country and I’m eager to take that knowledge and infuse it into these hotels and begin my culinary chapter in the South.”


As area executive chef, Keomaniboth leads Caption’s signature Talk Shop experience with an all-day lounge eatery and cocktail bar, grab-and-go offerings, and outdoor beer garden. Here, he plans to strengthen the hotel’s community engagement while supporting local restaurateurs and businesses, which is a core theme for the hotel’s signature lifestyle brand. He also leads the dining program at Hyatt Centric’s signature rooftop bar, Beck & Call, and will also develop new culinary experiences in the year ahead for both locals and travelers to savor and enjoy.


“Keomaniboth is a master at his craft, and we’re confident he will enhance our culinary programs with his signature touch to create an overall positive impact for the hotels,” said Michelle Geiger, area general manager at Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis and Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis.


Keomaniboth is a two-time recipient of Best in Show and Best New Restaurant award at Kapalua Food and Wine Festival. He now calls Memphis home along with his wife, kids, and three dogs.



About Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis

Located in the heart of the Home of the Blues, Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis is the only hotel with a Beale Street address, serving as a launchpad for savvy travelers seeking to explore the culture and nightlife that fills one of America’s most famous streets. Opened April 2021, the 227-room, full-service hotel boasts unparalleled views of the city and Mississippi River with upscale features including an expansive pool deck, private cabanas, and a modern lobby lounge serving well-crafted cocktails. The hotel is also home to Beck & Call, the city’s premier riverfront rooftop bar. Promising shareworthy experiences, the hotel includes approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of unique meeting space created through the conversion of the historic William C. Ellis and Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop, originally constructed in 1879. Follow Hyatt Centric Beale Street on Instagram and Facebook at @HyattCentricBealeStreet.


About Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis

Located in the heart of the Home of the Blues, Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis will be the newest hotel in the Beale Street Entertainment District, serving as a local hub for travelers to experience one of America’s most famous streets the way Memphians do. Designed to be truly of the community—not just in it—the property will seamlessly integrate into the South Main Arts District with a neighborhood entry, unpretentious comforts and thoughtful use of design and upcycled materials. Centered around Talk Shop, a space to eat, drink, hang, work or chill and focused on highlighting Memphian small businesses, Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis will blend work with play and casual with intentional. The hotel is integrated into the historic main building of Wm. C Ellis & Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop, one of the earliest and longest-running businesses in the city and will be enhanced with a new 136-guestroom tower offering spectacular views of the Mississippi River and Memphis skyline.