Industry Update
Appointment18 January 2019

Kathy Heneghan

Appointed General Manager
At Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile - IL, USA

Kathy Heneghan

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, LP and managed by Hilton Management Services, today announced Kathy Heneghan has been appointed as the hotel's new general manager. Embassy Suites by Hilton is a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT).

In her new role, Heneghan will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the 455-suite hotel including guest services, hotel administration and marketing efforts.

A 29-year hospitality veteran, Heneghan has spent her career in Chicago. She started in food and beverage at Hilton Chicago, holding leadership roles such as senior catering sales manager and meetings & conventions manager. She then joined Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel as assistant director of events before returning to Hilton Chicago as director of catering & events and executive assistant manager, where she won 2012 Director of Events of the Year, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Most recently, Heneghan held the position of hotel manager at Hilton Chicago, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the 1,544-room hotel.

Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories.
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