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John G. Oakley Joins Swissôtel Chicago in Illinois
as Director of Sales and Marketing

CHICAGO, July 5, 2012 – John G. Oakley joins Swissôtel Chicago as Director of Sales and Marketing. Over the past 15 years, Oakley has solidified his reputation as a dynamic, goal-oriented management professional in the hospitality industry.  Swissôtel Chicago enthusiastically welcomes Oakley with the expectation that his proven experience will enable him to excel in his new position.

As Director of Sales and Marketing at Swissôtel Chicago, Oakley will be responsible for developing a strategic sales plan along with overseeing the sales, catering and convention services teams, with the intention of increasing meetings and event business.

"We are very excited to welcome John Oakley to our team.  His extensive experience in the hotel business and his reputation as a creative, energetic team player are the talents that ensure us he will be an outstanding addition to our hotel," states Jack Breisacher, General Manager of Swissôtel Chicago.

Oakley has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the U.S. hospitality market. He joined Sheraton New Orleans Catering & Convention Services in 1999, and has grown within the hospitality industry ever since.

From the Sheraton New Orleans, he then moved to Senior Sales Manager for Westin Tabor Centre in Denver. Due to his promotion within the Westin group, he moved first to The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio as Director of Group Sales before becoming Director of Sales at The Westin Galleria & Westin Oaks, Houston.

Oakley holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Houston.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Director Sales & Marketing John G. Oakley, please contact Nicole Ettenhofer at 312.296.6420 or

About Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts

Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts ( is an award winning and distinctive group of deluxe hotels, combining renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design, personalised service, charm and efficiency. Located in popular gateway destinations and city centres, the hotels provide convenient access to business and shopping districts. The group's Swiss heritage ensures organisational competence, attention to detail, safety and a superlative guest experience.

The international hotel chain is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with 102 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffled branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties.

Hotels under development: Makkah/Saudi-Arabia (2012), Sochi/Russia (2013), Chengdu/China (2014), Bangalore/India (2014), Mumbai/India (2014), Kiev/Ukraine (2014), and Odessa/Ukraine (2014).


Eva-Maria Panzer
Director Communication
Tel: +41 317 6228

Eva-Maria Lindner
Sernior Manager Communication
Tel: +41 44 317 6229

Susie Lim-Kannan
Director Media Relations
Tel: +65 6496 1236

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Also See: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Names Jack Breisacher as General Manager of Swissôtel Chicago in Illinois / April 2012

Swissôtel Chicago in Illinois Undergoing Extensive $10 Million Renovation; Intent on Maintaining Environmental Responsibility in Creating New Space / February 2012

Swissôtel Chicago Undergoing $10 Million Renovation of Lobby and Meeting Space / December 2011

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