CHICAGO, IL (July 16, 2019)Thompson Chicago, located in downtown Chicago’s Gold coast neighborhood, announces Paul Cardona as General Manager. In his new role, Cardona is responsible for overseeing Thompson Chicago’s day-to-day operations for the 247-room property as well as the property’s acclaimed restaurant, Nico Osteria.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Thompson Chicago,” commented General Manager Paul Cardona. “The hotel is exceptional at creating memorable experiences that embrace locals and visitors alike and celebrate the many elements that make Chicago such an exciting city.”

Cardona brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to his executive role at Thompson Chicago. A leader in the industry, Cardona has served as General Manager with several noteworthy properties including Le Meridien Chicago and Virgin Hotels Chicago. Cardona’s experience with top lifestyle properties also includes the SLS South Beach, Soho Beach House and Park Hyatt Chicago, where he led the team to achieve one Michelin star for NoMi as director of food & beverage.

Opened in October 2013, the 247-room Thompson Chicago offers top-tier hotel facilities with understated elegance to business and leisure travelers alike. The property is located just steps from Michigan Avenue, Oak Street boutiques, Lake Michigan and the Loop. Named by Travel + Leisure as one of Chicago’s top hotels, Thompson Chicago specializes in personalized service and presents the sophisticated comforts of a home-away-from home to its savvy clientele.