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(CHICAGO; July 13, 2016)— The Talbott Hotel, the storied 149-room boutique property located in Chicago’s esteemed Gold Coast neighborhood, is proud to announce the appointment of Morgan Bailey to the role of general manager. Relaunched as a Joie de Vivre Hotel in fall 2015, The Talbott Hotel is ranked eighth best hotel in the United States by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards and listed among the top hotels in Illinois by U.S. News and World Report.

Bailey comes to The Talbott Hotel with a wealth of hospitality experience, having worked with the property’s parent brand Commune Hotels & Resorts for over 10 years. She began her work with the Joie de Vivre brand in San Francisco on properties including the Galleria Park Hotel, Hotel Kabuki, and The Laurel Inn. Moving east to Chicago in 2012, Bailey continued to work with Joie de Vivre and joined the opening team at Hotel Lincoln, where she served as property’s assistant general manager.

In 2015, Bailey landed at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel to assist the team with the property’s opening following a two-year restoration project. Bailey has worked with Commune Hotels & Resorts’ properties for over 10 years.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a number of outstanding hotel properties,” says Bailey. “The Talbott is no exception, having set a gold standard for hospitality service in Chicago. I look forward to being a part of the next chapter of The Talbott Hotel’s rich history.” 

When not managing hotels in Chicago, Morgan attends DePaul University where she is earning her MBA and finishing this December. In her spare time, Bailey enjoys spending time with friends, practicing yoga, and playing the ukulele. 

About The Talbott Hotel

Built in 1927 in Chicago’s tony Gold Coast neighborhood, the Talbott Hotel blends European-inspired design with modern amenities. Recognized as a winner in the “Top 25 Hotels in the United States” by Trip Advisor, guests rave about Talbott’s welcoming staff that takes personal pride in delivering unequaled service. The artfully appointed guest rooms and suites are pet-friendly, and all feature Frette premium linens, sophisticated furnishings and top-of-the-line technology including Apple Mac Mini's.

For room reservations and event requests at The Talbott Hotel, please call 312.944.4970 or visit

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About Joie de Vivre Hotels

Since its founding in San Francisco in 1987, Joie de Vivre has made curating authentically local and eclectic experiences its signature.  Each one of Joie de Vivre's more than 30 hotels is an original concept designed to reflect its location and to engage the five senses.  Today, the company manages the largest collection of boutique hotels and resorts in California and is expanding outside the state with hotels in Honolulu, Chicago and Scottsdale. Joie de Vivre is a Commune Hotels & Resorts brand.

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