Thompson Chicago Appoints Paul Cardona as General Manager

/Thompson Chicago Appoints Paul Cardona as General Manager

Thompson Chicago Appoints Paul Cardona as General Manager

|2019-07-19T14:26:30-05:00July 17th, 2019|

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.

About Thompson Hotel

Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an award-winning boutique lifestyle hospitality brand with a collection of stunning, dynamic properties. Each of Thompson Hotels’ urban and resort locations offers a carefully layered environment that molds into its surrounding community. Evoking thought through in-the-know perspectives, Thompson hotels provide tailored stays with connections to world-class culinary offerings, arts and entertainment, and groundbreaking design. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes The Beekman and Gild Hall in New York City; Thompson Nashville; Thompson Seattle; Thompson Chicago; Thompson Toronto; The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico and Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico; and its newest property, Thompson Zihuatanejo, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Properties currently under development include Thompson D.C. in The Yards, Thompson Hollywood in California, Thompson South Beach, Thompson Dallas and Thompson San Antonio. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit

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