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Edward Andrews Appointed General Manager
of the 792 room InterContinental Chicago
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Chicago, Ill. (February 13, 2008) – The InterContinental Chicago (505 N. Michigan) welcomes new General Manager Edward Andrews to the historic property in Chicago’s downtown. With more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. and abroad, Andrews is well prepared for the position at the prestigious hotel. 
 
“Since my first visit to Chicago, I have been in love with the city’s diverse neighborhoods, thriving art scene and great dining options. In my new role at the InterContinental Chicago, I am eager to promote the city as a destination.  I look forward to applying my global experience to this emerging international market through community and civic involvement,” says Andrews.
 
A native Texan, Andrews began his career as an Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at the InterContinental Houston shortly after his graduation from Yale University. Making his way from that first position, subsequent roles have included Director of Food and Beverage, Hotel Manager and General Manager for properties as geographically diverse as the Castellana InterContinental Madrid, Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Hyatt Regency Belgrade and Hyatt Regency Brussels Barsey. 
 
Most recently, Andrews was General Manager of the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City during which time he oversaw the conversion of the hotel from another brand. 
 
The InterContinental Chicago is the only hotel with a front entrance on the prestigious Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s most desirable address. Originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, an exclusive luxury men’s club, the InterContinental is one of Chicago’s most elegant landmarks. The hotel features 792 recently refurbished guest rooms, including 73 lavishly decorated suites. The hotel’s historic, junior Olympic size pool is recognized as one of the best indoor pools in the U.S. and is included in Chicago’s architectural tours. Dining and entertainment options in the hotel include: Zest, a bistro featuring contemporary, American cuisine; the Lobby Bar featuring classic cocktails, a full-service Starbucks and ENO, the hotel’s 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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Contact:

INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO
505 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-4100
www.chicago.intercontinental.com

Jim Lee
(312) 943-6900
jim@wagstaffworldwide.com
 

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Also See: Sumitomo Realty Appoints InterContinental Hotels Group to Reflag and Manage the former Park Hyatt Los Angeles / January 2007
Longstanding General Manager Chris Mander Retiring; Served InterContinental Hotels Group as Regional Vice President of Operations and General Manager of InterContinental Chicago / February 2008
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