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Destination Hotels & Resorts Hires Heidi Edinger, CMP, CASE as Director
of Sales and Marketing for the 213-room MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel

Chicago, IL – July 23, 2012Destination Hotels & Resorts has appointed Heidi Edinger, CMP, CASE  as the director of sales and marketing for MileNorth™, A Chicago Hotel.  In her new role, Edinger will be responsible for strategy, development and implementation of marketing, public relations, and sales initiatives for the newly-branded property in addition to strengthening relationships within the local community.

The focus at MileNorth is on creating a Chicago-centric brand with warm and inviting service and Midwest hospitality.  The hotel’s central location in the heart of the Windy City is just steps from The Magnificent Mile, near the city’s numerous cultural and tourist attractions and three miles from the convention center, making it an attractive choice for business, convention and leisure travelers.  Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and in all guestrooms is the icing on the cake.

As part of Destination Hotels & Resorts’ mission to integrate hotels into the destinations where they are located, Edinger and her team will work to develop local partnerships in addition to fostering relationships with the meetings and travel industries, associations and agencies.  Her twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry, combined with her vast knowledge of the Midwest market make Edinger a perfect fit for this role.

Prior to joining MileNorth, Edinger served as regional director of sales and marketing for the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she developed relationships with associations and corporate clients while driving bookings for the destination.  A few years earlier she served as the director of sales and marketing for The Talbott Hotel in Chicago, where she successfully generated brand awareness and cultivated new relationships for the hotel while serving in a key leadership role.

“Heidi has a deep understanding of the Midwest market, which makes her an invaluable addition to the team,” says Frank Leone, general manager of MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel.  “Her forward thinking and positive attitude are a great asset as we develop this hotel brand.”

Heidi Edinger, CMP, CASE earned a BS from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.  She is also a certified meeting professional as well as a certified association sales executive and has served in numerous leadership roles within the Chicago Area Chapter for Meeting Professionals International and currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Midwest Chapter of Professional Convention Management Association.

About MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel
MileNorth, A Chicago Hotel offers charming Midwestern hospitality with 213 spacious rooms and suites featuring a modern yet home-like décor, 3,000 square feet of unique and versatile meeting space, delectable dining and a rooftop lounge with spectacular city views.  MileNorth is part of the Destination Hotels & Resorts’ collection of exceptional properties that span the nation, highlight the best of every region and every time of year.  In addition to the hotel’s ideal location in the heart of downtown Chicago, guests enjoy an unparalleled commitment to service, the finest attention to detail, contemporary amenities and personal touches.

Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,300 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
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Contact: 

Christina Khoury
Quinn & Co.
520 Eighth Avenue, 21 Fl.
New York, NY 10018
T: 212.868.1900 x267 | F: 212.465.0849
ckhoury@quinnandco.com | www.quinnandco.com



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