CHICAGO, IL — December 10, 2021 — The LaSalle Hotel—the newest Marriott Autograph Collection hotel opening in spring of 2022 in Chicago—is proud to announce its leadership team, led by General Manager Stefan Gruvberger and Director of Sales and Marketing Shannon Moore.
Gruvberger has more than 25 years of experience working with luxury hotel properties including Chicago’s Drake and Palmer House Hilton hotels. He started his hospitality career working at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City—a serendipitous start that he shares with the historic LaSalle Hotel’s Manager, George H. Gastly.
Most recently, Gruvberger served as the Resident Manager for Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, where he oversaw the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel with 1,641 rooms, 130,000 sq. feet of meeting space and three food and beverage venues. Gruvberger received his B.S. in Hotel and Travel Administration from University of Massachusetts Amherst, alongside his Swiss hospitality education from the International College of Hospitality Administration at Cesar Ritz College in Brig, Switzerland.
“After working with established luxury brands throughout my career, it is exciting to be part of the development of a new luxury hotel in the center of Chicago’s Loop,” shared Gruvberger. “With The LaSalle Hotel, we aim to combine the timeless elegance of the world’s best luxury hotels with new, modern amenities that value our guests’ time and allow them to create new, lasting memories.”
Moore, an Illinois native with 15 years of hospitality experience, joins the team as the Director of Sales and Marketing, after working for multiple renowned luxury Chicago hotels including The Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton, and most recently The Langham Chicago. Moore’s background including front office operations, quality assurance, training, catering, group and travel sales has allowed her to mentor many hospitality and sales professionals while consistently being one of the team’s top revenue producers. In her new role, Moore will oversee The LaSalle Hotel’s marketing and brand position as a modern, luxury destination, in addition to ensuring the team meets ambitious sales and revenue goals.
“The LaSalle Hotel will be a truly unique offering to Chicago’s Financial District and a new destination to gather for meetings and celebrations,” shared Moore. “Our ballroom is the perfect space for an intimate wedding or corporate meeting overlooking Chicago’s Loop — and we’re already booking next year’s season!”
Developed and owned by The Prime Group, Inc. and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the LaSalle Hotel opens this winter, offering travelers a true luxury destination with an unparalleled location in the center of Chicago’s financial district. The LaSalle Hotel will occupy the top five floors of the historic building at 208 S. LaSalle, adjacent to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The hotel will feature a signature restaurant and lounge, 232 luxury suites and oversized guestrooms, a library retreat and a beautiful solarium adjacent to the hotel lobby; a state-of-the-art TechoGym equipped fitness center, and over 7,500 sq. feet of meeting and event space.
The hotel is now open to accept 2022 bookings starting in spring. To stay up to date on opening , visit www.thelasallechicago.com.