Stefan Gruvberger

The LaSalle Hotel—the newest Marriott Autograph Collection hotel opening in spring of 2022 in Chicago—is proud to announce General Manager Stefan Gruvberger.

Gruvberger has more than 25 years of experience working with luxury hotel properties including Chicago's Drake and Palmer House Hilton hotels. He started his hospitality career working at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City—a serendipitous start that he shares with the historic LaSalle Hotel's Manager, George H. Gastly.

Most recently, Gruvberger served as the Resident Manager for Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, where he oversaw the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel with 1,641 rooms, 130,000 sq. feet of meeting space and three food and beverage venues. Gruvberger received his B.S. in Hotel and Travel Administration from University of Massachusetts Amherst, alongside his Swiss hospitality education from the International College of Hospitality Administration at Cesar Ritz College in Brig, Switzerland.