Industry Update
Appointment19 July 2021

Rhonda Drury

Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
At Nobu Hotel Chicago - IL, USA

Rhonda Drury

Nobu Hotel Chicago proudly announces the appointment of Rhonda Drury to Director of Sales and Marketing. A Chicago native with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Drury is poised to lead sales and marketing at Nobu Hotel Chicago, part of the thriving global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality and the first Midwest location.

Drury joins Nobu Hotel Chicago from Cambria Hotels, where she most recently served as Sales Operations Manager. Her prior experience in Chicago has made an impact through a variety of roles at National Restaurant Association, theWit Hotel, Travistock Restaurant Collection, The Mid-America Club, Fitzpatrick hotel Group and The Drake Hotel. She is a graduate of Loyola University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management.

In her new role, Drury is responsible for implementing a marketing plan designed to achieve the desired positioning for Nobu Hotel as well as managing the sales and marketing budget that supports the hotel's revenue goals. Drury, a strategic thinker and proven sales leader, brings an expertise in researching and developing new business opportunities to Nobu Hotel Chicago. She has a passion for mentoring others and growing sales teams.

Nobu Hospitality LLC

Nobu is one of the premier luxury lifestyle brands in the world and is owned by Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in many global capitals as a focal destination.
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