Director of Sales & Marketing
Being a Chicago native, I have always enjoyed our fabulous city. My family has always taken advantage of all the city has to offer – which has therefore instilled in me the love of ballet, theatre, opera, museums, ethnic restaurants, and yes even sports. No restaurant was too far and no holiday dinner could interfere with the timing of a sporting event.
My interest in the hospitality industry came by me naturally as I started out as a Concierge and was always getting tickets, dinner reservations , and giving directions; actually in my next life I am coming back as a cab driver – since I always seem to be giving the directions for the fastest way to get to my destination. As a Concierge, it gave me the exposure to view all the other departments in the hotel and I knew it was going to be sales.
I have worked in sales as a Manager and Director for five different hotels in Chicago and when I was a Regional worked from New York City to the East, to Miami to the South and as far north to the UP. From convention hotels to resorts and everything in between, I have been traveling for the last twelve plus years.
Staying in one place is where I want to be at this time, and as the newest member of the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, I feel very fortunate to have the pleasure of coming to the same place and working with a “fabu” sales team, an outstanding operations team and a very successful GM.
Kathleen can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-396-5232