Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel | June 21, 2023
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 21, 2023) — Hiltons of Chicago Sales & Marketing Complex, representing Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, Hilton Chicago, and The Drake Hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Murphy to Director of Sales. As a tenured sales leader with more than 17 years of experience with the Hilton brand across Chicago, Carrie is uniquely suited to lead the meeting professionals team in her new role, driving performance across Hilton Chicago, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, and The Drake. As Director of Sales for the Hiltons of Chicago Sales Complex, Murphy will lead the group, Meeting Professionals Team in deploy...
Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel | February 13, 2023
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 13, 2023) — Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Konstantine (“Gus”) Drosos as General Manager. Drosos brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry exclusively with Hilton across Illinois and California. In his most recent role, Drosos served as General Manager of Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport, the only Chicago O’Hare hotel on airport grounds, where he led renovations, oversaw day-to-day operations, and was awarded the Market Share Award of Excellence for 2021. Prior to his role at Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport, Drosos served as the Gener...
Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel | November 1, 2022
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (November 1, 2022) — Hiltons of Chicago Sales & Marketing Complex representing Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, Hilton Chicago, and The Drake Hotel are pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Thompson as Area Director of Sales and Marketing. Thompson will lead a tenured team with 300+ years of collective hotelier commercial experience to complement a combined 347 years of hospitality excellence at these renowned historic Hilton hotels. Thompson brings more than 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 12 years in hospitality leadership roles, and has been with Hilton since 2009 across San Die...
Stanley Turkel | April 20, 2022
by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: Palmer House, Chicago, IL (1,639 rooms) The original Palmer House was built in 1871 by Potter Palmer who began his career as a bank clerk in upstate New York. He later became a dry-goods store owner in Chicago where he revolutionized the retail trade. He was the first to make big window displays, to use big advertising spaces, to send goods on approval to homes and to hold bargain sales. He became a brilliant hotel man as he applied his successful department store methods to the operation of his hotel. He saw no reason why clerks, chefs and head waiters should not be subject to the same discipline...
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