Mark Lauer Appointed as General Manager for the 1,200-plus-room Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
June 9, 2014 8:51am
"Mark has an incredible depth of experience in major markets at a number of noteworthy hotels," said Mike Cassidy, vice president of operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "We are confident that Mark will add value and many great ideas to Sheraton Chicago, continuing to propel the hotel to the top of its competitive set while hitting the mark on the goals we set out to achieve."
Most recently Lauer was the general manager at the Hilton New York Midtown. Throughout his 30-plus year career, which started in Chicago at the Downtown Marriott, Lauer has held a number of leadership roles, including hotel manager at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. From Salt Lake City to San Francisco, Seattle and Omaha, Lauer has a proven track record and a wealth of experience that he brings with him to the Windy City property.
Lauer received his degree from Loyola University in Chicago. His passion for the industry is evident by the long list of organizations which he lent his time and expertise to throughout his career. He was an active board member for the Hotel Association of New York City, Avenue of the Americas Association, and served as an adjunct professor at the Tisch School of Hospitality at NYU. Lauer also sat on the board of directors for the Historical Hotels of America, Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the Nebraska Hotel/Motel Association.
"Being able to come back to Chicago and work with the talented team at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is a wonderful opportunity," said Lauer. "I am looking forward to capitalizing on all of the amazing assets that the property has to offer while adding a fresh perspective to continue the momentum of the hotel's already successful standing in the city."
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