(CHICAGO, October 3, 2016) — Aparium Hotel Group’s Hewing Hotel, opening late Fall 2016, announces the appointment of Catherine Diggins as General Manager for the Minneapolis hotel set to become the gateway to the North Loop’s vibrant culture. An 18-year veteran to the industry with experience in 16 hotel openings and transitions, Diggins currently oversees the pre-opening period of the hotel, and is poised to manage day-to-day operations upon opening.
“With the opportunity to open Hewing Hotel, the prospect of building a pivotal Minneapolis destination for visitors and social anchor for the North Loop neighborhood is invigorating,” says Diggins. “I am honored to be a part of the team that the Aparium Hotel Group has assembled to foster vibrant and eclectic experiences in the North Loop and beyond.”
Diggins’ dynamic and energetic hotel management skillset has fostered a successful hospitality career. Her passion for the industry evolved from a summer job she held in college as the front desk agent at the Westin Beach Resort, Key Largo, to an impressive portfolio of hospitality projects across the country.
Spending fourteen years of her career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Diggins developed her expertise as a Front Office Manager with Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Hyatt Regency Tampa, and Park Hyatt Los Angeles. Following these roles, Diggins held multiple leadership positions in the rooms division as the Assistant Director of Rooms at Grand Hyatt New York, Director of Rooms at Park Hyatt Washington, and Corporate Director of Rooms at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts amongst other positions. Following her time at Hyatt, Catherine transitioned to Marriott as the Resident Manager of JW Marriott Indianapolis from 2014 – 2015, and most recently served as the Director of Operations at the JW Marriott Minneapolis, overseeing the hotel operations during the hotel’s opening and beyond.
For more information on Hewing Hotel, please visit hewinghotel.com.