News for the Hospitality Executive
Longstanding General Manager Chris Mander Retiring; Served
Group as Regional Vice President of Operations and General Manager
of InterContinental Chicago
|Chicago, Ill. (February 8, 2008) Ė The InterContinental
Chicago (505 N. Michigan) will bid farewell to longstanding General Manager
Chris Mander this February. Having been in Chicago for twelve years, Mander
served not only as General Manager of the property situated along Chicagoís
magnificent mile, but also as InterContinental Hotels Group Regional Vice
President of Operations for the Midwest and Canada. Since beginning his
career in hospitality 35 years ago in Helsinki, Finland, Mander has worked
all over the globe in operations, finance and corporate positions in the
United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Always active in the community, Mander currently sits on the boards of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, the British American Business Chamber and is a member of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a Certified Master Innholder and a Freeman of the City of London and is a member of MENSA.
Having traveled the globe, Mander has decided to stay in Chicago, attesting to his love of and connection to the city. Not one for a laidback retirement, Mander will continue to consult with hotel management firms and plans to be actively involved with local charities and the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid committee.
The InterContinental Chicago is the only hotel with a front entrance on the prestigious Magnificent Mile, Chicagoís most desirable address. Originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, an exclusive luxury menís club, the InterContinental is one of Chicagoís most elegant landmarks. The hotel features 792 recently refurbished guest rooms, including 73 lavishly decorated suites. The hotelís historic, junior Olympic size pool is recognized as one of the best indoor pools in the U.S. and is included in Chicagoís architectural tours. Dining and entertainment options in the hotel include: Zest, a bistro featuring contemporary, American cuisine; the Lobby Bar featuring classic cocktails and ENO, the hotelís upscale, approachable and lively lounge that offers an easily paired selection of wine, cheese and chocolate. For reservations, please call (312) 944-4100 or visit www.chicago.intercontinental.com.
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