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CHICAGO – June 15, 2017 – The AAA Mobil Five Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago have appointed Tod Chambers as Managing Director of the two premier luxury properties located within The Magnificent Mile. In his new dual role, Chambers will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the luxury 215-room and 287-room hotels, both owned by Laurence Geller, reporting directly to Pascal Duchauffour, Area Vice President of Operations-Luxury Hotels, The Americas.     

“It’s an honor to continue my career with Hilton by joining Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago,” said Tod Chambers. “I am eager to work with these two dynamic teams and excited to play an integral role in creating unforgettable guest experiences at two esteemed Chicago properties.”

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience with the Hilton brand, Chambers will serve as Managing Director of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago, playing a key role in the day-to-day operations of the two luxury properties. Prior to this complex role, Chambers most recently served as General Manager of The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Under his direction, The Roosevelt won multiple accolades for highest guest satisfaction, as well as increasing profitability and RevPAR index. Before joining The Roosevelt, Chambers served in a plethora of managerial roles at Hilton properties across the United States, including Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, and Nashville, before serving as the opening Hotel Manager at the Hilton Americas Houston. Named “General Manager of The Year” by Hilton’s Luxury Division for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, Chambers brings with him irrefutable merit and a promise to elevate the level of excellence at these two cherished Chicago properties.

For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://news.waldorfastoria.com and http://conradhotels3.hilton.com or follow the brands on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/waldorfastoria and https://twitter.com/ConradHotels), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/waldorfastoria and https://www.instagram.com/conradhotels), and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/waldorfastoria and https://www.facebook.com/ConradHotels/). 

About the Waldorf Astoria Chicago

The AAA Mobil Five Diamond Waldorf Astoria Chicago is a 60-story hotel and residence designed by architect Lucien Lagrange emulating the grand hotels of Paris in the 1920s and is located in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood adjacent to the most exclusive shops, restaurants, nightlife, recreation/beach, and businesses. Through innovations in service and technology, the 215-room hotel creates an energetic and fashion forward luxury experience complete with an award-winning 14,000 square-foot spa & health club; two French restaurants by Michelin Star Chef Michael Mina, Margeaux Brasserie and Petit Margeaux; along with 24-hour in-room dining; nearly 8,000 square feet of meeting, private dining, and event space inclusive of the cobblestone courtyard. To explore the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, please visit http://www.waldorfastoriachicagohotel.com/ or call (312) 646-1300

Contact: Joanna Meagher

jmeagher@hensonconsulting.com / +1 312 374 8570

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com. Learn about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com.

About the Conrad Chicago

Conrad Chicago, the 20-story luxury hotel, is located at 101 E. Erie St. overlooking one of the most renowned shopping districts in the country, the Magnificent Mile. The hotel offers 287 guest rooms, including 24 suites; and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, all featuring spectacular views of the city skyline and Michigan Avenue. Hotel amenities also include three distinct dining outlets in partnership with Richard Sandoval Restaurant: a ground floor Italian café Il Tavolino, the top floor American, bourbon-centric restaurant, Baptiste & Bottle, and Noyane, the seasonal rooftop restaurant. Conrad Chicago is now taking reservations on www.ConradChicago.com. Learn more about the hotel by following them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stay-inspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 30 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com.  

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information.

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