Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Charleston Historic District Appoint Albert Kunco as Executive Chef

Will lead new full-service culinary program expanding the properties’ catering and restaurant offerings

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Charleston Historic District announced the appointment of Executive Chef Albert Kunco. Kunco has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry focused on honing his culinary skills.

“We’re pleased to welcome Chef Albert and are fortunate to have a chef of his caliber leading the development of our new culinary program,” said Gary Levine, general manager of the dual properties. “His passion for food and diverse culinary expertise will shine through in our catering and restaurant presentations.”

Most recently, Kunco served as the executive chef at Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners. He also has worked in a variety of hotel brands throughout the country. He has cooked at the prestigious James Beard House and holds a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from Johnson and Wales University.

“I’m honored to join Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Charleston Historic District to develop the new culinary program,” said Kunco. “As a chef, my greatest joy is cooking and seeing guests’ reactions. I look forward to bringing the best of lowcountry regional flavors and fresh local ingredients that Charleston is known for to our menus.”

Kunco will lead the development of a new catering program for group, corporate and social events and launch seasonal menus for the hotel restaurant, bar and happy hour. Centered around the over 8,000 square-feet of catering space the Hyatt Place + Hyatt House offers an elegant venue for meetings, training sessions, weddings and other gatherings.

Operated by The Pyramid Hotel Group, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Charleston is located in the heart of the historic district on iconic King Street and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of both brands in one location. Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District brings the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings, to the Charleston area. Hyatt House Charleston Historic District provides guests with the spaces and places that help make them feel more like residents while specializing in the comforts of extended stay.

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Two Hotels. One Roof.

Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston Historic District offers two unique perspectives for Charleston visitors to customize their stay. The Hyatt House features apartment-style suites with full kitchens and the Hyatt Place focuses on spacious accommodations with sleeper sofas in every room. Guests of the hotels will enjoy free Wi-Fi and an indoor heated pool. Sterling Hall event space, located at the Hyatt House + Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District, offers over 8,500 square feet of space. For more information, visit