Chicago native Patti Koehn was recently appointed general manager of the city’s Kinzie Hotel, a boutique hotel situated in River North. Koehn has previous experience working with two of Portfolio Hotel & Resorts’ other properties.
Oak Brook Hills Resort recently announced the appointment of Stefan Mühle as general manager after 12 years with various Portfolio Hotels & Resorts.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa recently announced Amber Hejduk as the new sales manager for the resort located in Galena, Ill.
As sales manager, Hejduk is responsible for all aspects of sales for the resort including the 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses, accommodations that range from inn rooms to more than 200 villas and distinctive homes, over 15,000 square feet of meeting space, award-winning restaurants, and spa.
Benchmark Hospitality International, a U.S.-based hospitality management company, has named Tom Garcia vice president and general manager for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort and Benchmark Conference Center located in Northwest Chicago.
The Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau’s welcomed newest addition Karen Jewell as sales manager.
In her new role, she will be working on procuring convention, meeting and event business for Springfield in the auto, medical, government association, arts and culture and environmental markets.
Jewell moves forward in her career, supported by years of experience as a tradeshow producer and a sales manager at the Crown Plaza Hotel, in addition to her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center recently announced the appointment of culinary artist and Chicago-native Chef Franco Diaz as executive chef.
Upon completion of its $25 million transformation this July, Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center, a Rockbridge portfolio property, will unveil a chic new bar and restaurant concept as well as a stunning, ninth-floor 3,000-square-foot ballroom with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline.
The Edgewater, which is reopening in August of this year after a $100-million renovation and expansion, recently announced the appointments of David Buss as director of rooms, Meredith Voller as director of sales and marketing and Sara Klemme as director of special events.
Commonwealth Hotels, Inc. recently appointed Shannon Schurr as director of sales for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Naperville Warrenville. In her new position, Schurr will direct all areas of both hotels’ sales and marketing efforts.
"Based on her outstanding record in hotel sales and marketing, we are confident that Shannon will be instrumental in ensuring the success of our multiple property complex," said Gordy Snyder, vice president.
The Langham Hospitality Group recently appointed Robert A. Warman as chief executive officer. Warman succeeds Brett Butcher, who is retiring from the company.
"We are delighted to have Bob lead the Langham Hospitality Group portfolio," said Dr. K.S. Lo, executive chairman of Langham Hospitality Group. "Bob is a seasoned hotelier with significant experience in the global luxury hospitality industry, and he is ideally qualified to lead the company and drive innovation in the next state of its growth and expansion."
CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, announced that it has appointed Jamie Trumble as director of sales for Homewood Suites by Hilton Lincolnshire in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Jamie to our hotel and to CSM Lodging," said Shannon Rychlik, general manager. "She comes to us with impressive experience and sales leadership credentials, and with important knowledge of our marketplace."