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Davidson Hotels Appoints Tim Graham as Executive Chef for Thompson Chicago

Nico Osteria | August 15, 2019

CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 2019) – The Thompson Chicago is pleased to welcome Chef Tim Graham as the hotel’s new Executive Chef. In this role, Chef Graham will oversee all culinary operations of the hotel including private events, in-room dining, and the hotel’s renowned restaurant, Nico Osteria. Chef Graham joins the Thompson Chicago having served as Executive Chef at several acclaimed Chicago restaurants including Michelin-starred Tru, Paris Club (where Chef Graham was an instrumental member of the team that developed and opened the restaurant) and Travelle at the Langham hotel. Most recently Graham was the executive chef and owner of hi...

Thompson Chicago Appoints Paul Cardona as General Manager

Thompson Hotel | July 17, 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 h...

One Off Hospitality Names Joe Lambert Executive Chef for Thompson Chicago

Joe Lambert | February 7, 2019

Stepping into the newly expanded restaurant and hotel role of Executive Chef, Joe Lambert has been at Nico Osteria with two-time, James Beard award-winning chef, Paul Kahan since the first year the restaurant opened in 2013. Lambert has worked his way up through the ranks of the kitchen taking on integral roles from line cook, to sous chef, to chef de cuisine as the restaurant was recognized with critical acclaim (named one of Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants of 2014) throughout the years. "Our goal at Nico has always been to present the freshest seafood and incredibly soulful dishes. We're proud of what we've accomplished in the G...

Thompson Chicago Welcomes Kyle Martin as Director of Sales and Marketing

October 31, 2018

Thompson Chicago, the city's top luxury hotel located in the Gold Coast, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Martin as director of sales and marketing. Never underestimate the importance of making a great first impression. It's a lesson not lost on Kyle Martin, who, while working at his first post-college job at a car-rental company, so impressed one of his regular customers she recommended him for a job at the hotel at which she worked. That was more than 12 years ago and Martin has been in the hotel industry ever since, focusing on group and corporate travel sales and building first-rate client relationships. In September 2...

Thompson Chicago Welcomes New General Manager Onal Kucuk

Two Roads Hospitality | October 16, 2018

Two Roads Hospitality's Thompson Chicago, the city's top luxury lifestyle hotel located in the heart of the Gold Coast, announces the appointment of Onal Kucuk as general manager. Kucuk brings close to two decades of hospitality experience in a variety of hotel properties including multiple luxury lifestyle brands in different markets. Kucuk's versatile operational background with his transformational leadership style grant him a unique perspective on the industry. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management at Bilkent University in his native city of Ankara, Turkey, Kucuk moved to the United States to further his educat...

The 247-room Thompson Chicago Opens its Doors in the City’s Famed Gold Coast

Thompson Hotels | October 2, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (October 2, 2013) - Today, Thompson Hotels announces the opening of Thompson Chicago, the latest property in its portfolio of leading luxury lifestyle hotels. Located in the heart of Chicago's famed Gold Coast, the 247-room hotel debuts with unobstructed, spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, and offers personalized service and attention to its savvy clientele of business and leisure travelers. "Inspired by Chicago's striking architecture and rich cultural heritage, the alluring appeal of the Thompson brand will draw locals and visitors alike to Thompson Chicago," noted Niki Leondakis, chief executive o...

Thompson Hotels Names Steve Shern as General Manager for the 247-room Thompson Chicago

Thompson Chicago | August 29, 2013

CHICAGO (August 29, 2013) - Thompson Hotels announced today the appointment of Steve Shern as general manager of the highly-anticipated Thompson Chicago, slated to open fall 2013. Shern, a hospitality industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, will oversee the general operations of the 247-room lifestyle hotel. Shern joins the Thompson team from Hotel 71 in downtown Chicago, then part of the Capella Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel group, where he served as general manager for the 356-room property since 2006. Throughout his seven year tenure, he was responsible for overall operations, finance, human resources, and sales a...

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