Matt Adams has been appointed area vice president and general manager of downtown’s Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, property owner Host Hotels & Resorts announced.

A company statement said Adams will oversee all operations at the 1,628-room waterfront property, the San Diego region’s largest hotel by room count.

Adams previous worked in executive roles at hotels including Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency San Francisco and Grand Hyatt New York, and also as an operations vice president for Hyatt North America.

Most recently, Adams held the title of vice president for Hyatt’s operations in France, which included seven properties. He started his hotel career in 1983 at Hyatt Regency Long Beach.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego originally opened in 1992 at 1 Market Place, with a second tower added in 2003. Operators during the past three years completed a multi-phase, multimillion-dollar renovation that updated the property’s guest rooms, lounges, meeting spaces and other common areas.