• Le Méridian Chicago Oakbrook Center Added New Talent

     
    POSTED October 1, 2014
     
Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center appointed Jiaqi Tang as director of food and beverage, and Jarek Krolak as chief engineer. The new hires will join the new Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center, a Rockbridge Portfolio property, which recently opened in July following a $25 million transformation.
 
Tang brings a wide range of leadership and management skills to Le Méridien both on a national and international level. Tang joins the team after most recently serving as director of outlets at the Peninsula Chicago, overseeing restaurant and beverage operations. She previously worked at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino as general manager of BR Prime Steakhouse. Prior to joining Beau Rivage, Tang was assistant restaurant manager at Jean George Restaurant at the Portman Ritz Carlton in Shanghai. Tang received a B.A. degree in hotel, catering and tourism management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is fluent in Chinese and Japanese.
 
Krolak joins Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center as chief engineer from SOHO House Chicago, where he served as facility manager. Prior to SOHO House, Krolak worked at Embassy Suites, the Talbot Hotel and Renaissance Hotel as director of engineering, and Hilton Garden Inn as regional director of engineering. A Polish native, Krolak graduated from the Mechanical Technical School at Szczecin Marine University in Poland. Krolak holds an HVAC and R Certification as well as a Refrigeration Certificate.
 
Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center has 172 guestrooms and suites, including a presidential suite and six executive suites all featuring contemporary and mid-century inspired furnishings. The hotel also features 3,500 square feet of expansive event space, two contemporary Spa Suites and a sleek Spanish restaurant, El Tapeo, offering contemporary tapas style dishes and handcrafted cocktails.​

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