|CHICAGO, IL – April 30, 2004 – Paul Drummond, general manager for the
Amalfi Hotel Chicago, announced today that Sydney Joung, 32, has joined
the management team as director of business development and image.
The 215-room property, located at 20 W. Kinzie, is the flagship hotel for
a new concept that marked its “soft” opening in February.
and marketing contractor for the Kimpton Boutique Hotels in Washington,
D.C., and as director of sales and marketing for The Jefferson, a Loews
Hotel, in D.C.
|“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity
to build a new brand in a vibrant city, where the stylish boutique hotel
concept has not overly saturated the marketplace,” said Joung. “We’re
confident that the design, genuine service, and value-added amenities including
a complimentary breakfast and cocktail reception, will inspire our guests
to return time and again,” she added.
Joung will manage all sales and marketing, oversee catering, and manage
daily communication with the on-site reservations and revenue management
team. She recently served as a sales
“We are extremely pleased to have Sydney join our team. Not only
does she bring a proven track record in sales and marketing, but also great
enthusiasm and energy which will build strong bonds and relationships within
the business and social communities. These strengths will assist
in bringing the Amalfi Hotel to the forefront of Chicago’s hotel choices,”
Joung points out that the hotel’s service levels are uniquely enhanced
because the company’s leaders matched their hires’ personality to a position
rather than relying solely on pairing past industry experience with a job.
“The managing team knew that sincerity and friendliness could not be taught,
and that mentoring could build strong technical skills. The difference
in the level of service and commitment our staff offers each guest will
set us apart from other luxury hotels,” she said.
The Amalfi Hotel Chicago offers stylish luxury in a uniquely residential
atmosphere that both leisure and business travelers seek. Conveniently
located in River North, just steps from the Magnificent Mile and other
city attractions, the hotel’s unique interior design is inspired by the
rich colors and beauty found along Italy’s famed Amalfi coastline.
Guest room amenities help create an urban oasis with luxury pillow top
king and queen beds encased in 315 thread count Egyptian cotton linens,
fully stocked honor bar, in-room DVD/CD players, complimentary high-speed
internet service and spacious work stations, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity
in all public spaces, Aveda bath products, plush bathrobes, and multi-head
showers. The 24-hour in-room dining offers true Chicago flavor provided
by Harry Caray’s acclaimed restaurant.
Hostmark Hospitality Group (www.hostmark.com) is a leading hospitality
management firm operating hotels and resorts worldwide. Hostmark
represents numerous independent hotel and resort properties and a wide
range of franchises including Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson, Omni,
Embassy Suites, and Crowne Plaza. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois,
Hostmark has regional offices in Orlando, Florida, Burlingame, California,
and Cairo, Egypt.