Chicago, IL (Vocus) April 1, 2010
Known as the “The Chicago River Connection”, the award-winning Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and The Westin Chicago River North are pleased to announce the appointment of David Almond to complex Director of Sales & Marketing. In his new position, Almond will be responsible for leading the sales & marketing efforts on behalf of both hotels. In this dual role, Almond can further accommodate the needs of clients who book multiple meetings as well as those who book meetings of diverse types and sizes.
“I am thrilled to begin working within the Starwood family and look forward to being a part of the continued success of these two premier Chicago hotels,” said Almond.
Almond brings to Starwood Hotels and Resorts over fourteen years of hospitality experience. Before joining “The Chicago River Connection,” he served as the Hiltons’ of Chicago Complex Director of Sales. In that position, he was responsible for leading the sales efforts for six Chicago hotels. Actively involved in the hospitality industry, Almond was also elected as GMC-PCMA President Elect for 2010. Almond graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, at 301 East North Water Street, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, fabulous Michigan Avenue shopping, Millennium Park, Loop business district and more. This premier meetings & convention hotel features 120,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, including a 40,000 square-foot ballroom (the largest hotel ballroom in the Midwest), 34 breakout rooms, and a 35,000 square-foot exhibit hall. The hotel’s 1,209 guest rooms and suites feature spectacular views and Sheraton’s ultra-comfortable Sweet Sleeper(SM) bed. The hotel also features six distinctive restaurants and lounges, including Shula’s Steak House, one of America’s favorites. Other amenities include a full-service business center, concierge, health club with massage therapy, sun deck and an indoor pool. For further information, visit http://www.sheratonchicago.com or call (312) 464-1000.
Overlooking the Chicago River, the upscale, Westin Chicago River North is located at 320 North Dearborn Street. This beautiful, luxury property is centrally located in the heart of Chicago’s business and theatre districts and steps from Millennium Park, fabulous Michigan Avenue shopping and great restaurants. The hotel’s 424 rooms and suites offer beautiful skyline views and feature Westin’s legendary Heavenly Bed and invigorating Heavenly Bath. Offering 28,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, the hotel’s three ballrooms, eighteen meeting rooms and three conference parlors provide the ultimate in flexible function space. The hotel’s distinctive dining includes Ember Grille, Hana Lounge and Kamehachi Sushi Bar. Other services include WestinWORKOUT®, massage therapy, concierge, and state-of-the-art business center. For further information, visit http://www.westinchicago.com or call (312) 744-1900.
Attention Media: A media-only website with press releases and photography is available on-line at http://www.westinchicagomedia.com or http://www.sheratonchicagomedia.com. Almond can be contacted at david.almond(at)starwoodhotels(dot)com or 312.329.7015
Amber Blahut, Marketing
The Westin Chicago River North and Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers