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Elysian Hotels & Resorts Appoints Thomas Lind Executive Vice President
of Operations and Managing Director of the Elysian Hotel, Chicago

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2007 - Elysian Hotels & Resorts has appointed Thomas Lind as executive vice president of operations and managing director of the Elysian hotel, its flagship property scheduled to open in fall 2008.

"Thomas has earned an exemplary reputation for opening and operating the finest hotels throughout North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East," said David Pisor, founding partner and chief executive officer of Elysian Hotels & Resorts. "He will play an essential role in establishing the standards and service experiences to ensure the Elysian is one of the finest hotels in the world."

Throughout the 25 years he has spent in the hospitality field, Lind has contributed to the growth of luxury brands around the world. Prior to Chicago, Lind spent 8 years with the Four Seasons Hotel Company and more recently served as regional vice president and general manager at the Four Seasons in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His previous experience also includes senior executive roles with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Nikko Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, and Stouffer and Renaissance Hotels. In addition, Lind managed independent, luxury hotels in Sweden, his native country.

"Personalized service is the ultimate luxury experience. Guest needs, relationship building, and understanding the dynamic of service leadership is the fuel to burn for all of us at Elysian," said Lind regarding his new role.

An acknowledged industry leader, Lind has presented guest lectures at several of the top hospitality colleges including Cornell and Florida State universities. Furthermore, Lind served as the president of the Terry Fox Run in Mexico. In this role, Lind was responsible for overseeing the logistics and planning for more than 10,000 participants. The run, a non-competitive charity event held annually across the globe, commemorates the 1980 Marathon of Hope led by the Canadian cancer activist, Terry Fox.

Lind earned a management degree with honors from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. He comes to Chicago with his wife and four children.

About the Hotel

The Elysian sets a new standard in hospitality experiences. Delivering highly refined service in a sophisticated and timeless setting, the hotel features 188 lavish suites averaging 900 square feet. The hotel's grand salons, three restaurants, and exclusive health club and spa provide guests with unprecedented amenities. In addition, fireplaces, terraces and state-of-the-art technology create a home-away-from-home for guests accustomed to a gracious lifestyle. Iconic five-star chef, Charlie Trotter, oversees the hotel's restaurants as well as private events and in-room dining. The best of the Chicago is just steps away with famed Oak Street and Michigan Avenue shopping, fine restaurants, theaters and lakefront activities.

About the Operator

Elysian Hotels & Resorts, a hotel group headquartered in Chicago, was created to lead and innovate in the five-star hotel sphere. Reflecting a bygone era when attention to detail was customary and genuine service uncompromised, the Elysian brand offers sanctuaries of fine taste and delights guests with personalized attention.

About the Developer

Elysian Development is a Chicago-based real estate development firm founded in 2003 to create the finest landmark hotels and residential properties in gateway cities and destination resorts throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm's leadership includes David Pisor, Mary Beth Malone and Mario Tricoci. For more information please visit


Elysian Hotels & Resorts

Also See: Five-star Chef Charlie Trotter to Create Restaurants for Elysian Hotel and Private Residences, Chicago; First Collaboration with a Hotel in the U.S. / December 2006


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