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George Jordan Appointed Area General Manager for the Hotel Felix Chicago
and Hotel Cass, a Holiday Inn Express

Chicago, Ill. – October 10, 2009 – Hospitality industry veteran George Jordan has been appointed Area General Manager for the Hotel Felix Chicago and Hotel Cass, according to Ed Doherty, president and CEO of Bricton Group, Inc., the management company and a principal investor for both downtown boutique hotels.  Jordan most recently served as general manager for the Raffaello Hotel in Chicago where he oversaw the redevelopment and hotel condo sales for the previous Rafael Hotel, and secured the lease agreement for that property’s anchor restaurant, Pelago.

“George’s solid vision and proven success in the hospitality industry is a key addition to our management team,” said Doherty. “He will help us ensure that our guests experience top service and comfort while we meet revenue management, sales and operations goals at Hotel Felix and Hotel Cass,” he added.

Jordan’s career has spanned 18 years in positions around the world including the United States, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean.  Prior to joining the Raffaello Hotel, he worked with Hilton Worldwide for 14 years, most recently as the acting general manager for Chicago’s Drake Hotel.  During his tenure with Hilton Worldwide, his expertise in food and beverage marketing and management was put to the test as he reinvented and created 26 successful new food and beverage outlets and catering facilities across the globe. Originally from Washington, D.C., he earned a degree in finance from Arizona State University.  He currently resides in downtown Chicago and enjoys keeping up with the new dining and nightlife scene in the vibrant city.

Hotel Felix and Hotel Cass are both owned by Oxford OBG Hospitality Investment Partners, a value-added acquisition and redevelopment initiative focused on the lodging sector, led by Oxford Capital Group, LLC.  Other principals include Park Ridge-based Bricton Group, Inc. and Chicago-based Gettys.

About Hotel Felix Chicago
Emphasizing beautiful craftsmanship, environmentally conscious design selections, and exceptional service, the independent 225-room upscale boutique property located at 111 W. Huron is inspired by nature’s design.  The juxtaposition of the 1926 historic exterior, a contemporary two-story lobby featuring a uniquely designed water feature, and the bustling urban mecca surrounding the property all come together to offer a refreshing sense of arrival.  The 12-story boutique hotel also features a lobby bar overlooking the neighborhood action, the Spa at Hotel Felix, comfortable guest rooms with sophisticated details and top-of-the-line technology, a cozy lobby bar, Elate! restaurant and three board-room style meeting rooms.  For information, visit

About Hotel Cass, a Holiday Inn Express
Hotel Cass is an exceptional reinvention of an historic hotel located at 640 N. Wabash Avenue.  Posh interiors of the boutique hotel draw inspiration from the historic 1920s Beaux Arts façade evident in the original architectural detail of Hotel Cass. Opened in summer 2007, the hotel offers 175 rooms filled with contemporary style and amenities plus the privileges of the Priority Club Rewards program. Located in the epicenter of Chicago’s exciting Magnificent Mile and River North neighborhoods, guests enjoy easy access to shopping, entertainment, dining and nightlife destinations, and the Loop business district.  For information, visit


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Also See: Oxford Capital Group and Partners Bricton Group and Gettys Open the $50 million-plus 225 room Hotel Felix Chicago / April 2009
Affiliate of Oxford Capital Group Acquries the Historic Hotel Cass in Downtown Chicago / April 2006


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