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Kokua Hospitality Names Slavyana Kolesnikova Senior Catering Manager
for 500-room Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile 

CHICAGO, Ill. – March 2, 2011 – Slavyana Kolesnikova has been named senior catering manager for the 500-room upscale Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio Street, according to Phil Tufano, partner and executive vice president of Kokua Hospitality, LLC.

“Slavyana’s multicultural background brings a unique perspective to her role as senior catering manager,” said Tufano.  “She has international expertise that offers a variety of options for our guests, and experience that ensures our meeting and social event venues are carefully utilized to meet our clients’ needs,” he added.

Kolesnikova most recently served as senior catering manager at Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel.  In her role with Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile, Kolesnikova will work with all facets of catering, including planning and management of business and social events, including the important wedding market.  Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile offers 16,000 square feet of meeting space in 13 event spaces.

Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, the capital of Siberia, Kolesnikova took advantage of her fluency in English to begin her career in events management as a marketing coordinator for international trade shows in her home country.  She added event planning for financial services and publishing industries to her career prior to taking the position at the Congress Plaza.

She is a graduate of Tomsk State University with a degree in International Relations.  Kolesnikova has been in Chicago for 10 years and is an animal lover who also enjoys traveling, cooking, and dancing.  Reach her at 312-224-2128 or by email at

About Kokua Hospitality, LLC
Kokua Hospitality, LLC, is a hotel management firm founded by its parent, The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC, with the mandate to become the operator of choice for strategic institutional and select private lodging investors by producing superior results as turnaround specialists. Created by veteran lodging investment and management experts to appeal to an investor’s sensibility, Kokua Hospitality blends best-in-class operating practices with an owner’s DNA. The name (pronounced “ko-kooh-ah”) is Hawaiian for “to serve.” Kokua Hospitality manages a growing portfolio of hotels and resorts nationwide. For more information on Kokua Hospitality, please visit and follow us on Twitter @kokuahotels and .

About The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC
The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC, is an investment and advisory firm focused on the investment, asset management and renovation of high-quality lodging assets. Chartres Lodging Group’s principals have been responsible for more than $8 billion of lodging investments and have asset-managed more than 100 upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and conference centers. The firm is currently responsible for a $5-billion, 15,600-room portfolio of luxury and upscale hotels, conference centers and resorts located throughout the United States and Japan. Chartres’ principals and employees are direct investors in 65 percent of this portfolio. Chartres Lodging is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Tokyo. For more information on The Chartres Lodging Group, please visit

Kelly Wisecarver
Wisecarver Public Relations, LLC
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