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Peter Simoncelli, General Manager of the Westin River North Hotel, Named
Chairman of the Board of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMAA) held its annual Board of Directors meeting with 400 attendees on Monday, February 23 in the auditorium of the Museum of Contemporary Art.  The event was capped off by a formal induction of Peter Simoncelli, general manager for The Westin River North, as the chairman of the board, a two-year volunteer leadership position. During the evening event, 115 board members and 25 executive committee members were voted into office, members of GNMAA were recognized for their exemplary and outstanding service, and Mayor Richard M. Daley made a special presentation.

Simoncelli has over 25 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, including his current position as the general manager at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts property.  He has been a mentor and facilitator for Starwood leaders and has piloted many new Westin signature programs.  He previously spent 14 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the capacity of Hotel Manager and Food and Beverage Director at three properties. He is an innovator in product enhancement, operational productivity and revenue growth.  Simoncelli's expertise and experience in this industry make him a great asset to GNMAA. 
Simoncelli lives in Downers Grove with his wife, Donna, and their two children.  He earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Illinois College and was a four-year letterman on the golf team. 

Left to right: Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley,
Peter Simoncelli, chairman of the board
for the GNMAA and general manager
for The Westin River North
The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association is located at 625 N. Michigan Avenue, #401, Chicago, IL  60611.  For more information visit or call 312-642-3570.

About The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMAA) 
GNMAA is a private, non-profit membership organization with a mission of preserving, promoting, and enhancing one of Chicago’s most unique neighborhoods.  Its 810 members include real estate properties, retailer, hotels, entertainment establishments and institutional and residential properties.  


Ellen Farrar, Vice President
GNMAA Marketing & Communications
Direct: 312-344-2315




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