|By Marketwired .||
|July 24, 2014 04:14 PM EDT||
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- The Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC is proud to announce the promotion of Elizabeth "Buffy" Esslinger to the role of Catering Sales Manager.
Most recently, Esslinger held the role of Sales and Catering Coordinator starting in August 2013. Before joining the Davidson team at our Chicago Marriott, Esslinger built her Marriott experience on Michigan Ave. in the role of Front Desk Agent starting in 2011.
Esslinger graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's degree in Theatre and Radio Broadcasting. Her educational background proved to be an unexpected advantage, and instrumental in her ascension through the ranks of this hotel near United Center.
"Buffy's strong interpersonal skills were developed by studying Theatre at Columbia College Chicago. This has been one of her strongest assets brought to our sales team at Davidson. We are excited to see Buffy grow within our company. She is definitely an up and coming hospitality star," said Camille Garcia, Director of Sales at Marriott Chicago Medical District/UIC.
As someone who loves people and networking she busted into the hospitality world in 2011 when she started at the Blackstone Hotel downtown. She quickly realized her potential for events and sales and moved over to the Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC. She hopes to continue her outstanding work while she helps her team distinguish their property from other Chicago Union Station hotels.
"Dreams are able to change, shift and transform. They are your dreams after all. Don't ever stop following them," Esslinger said when asked about her transition from the stage to hospitality.
About the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
Guests will find a new Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC awaiting their arrival. After a $5-million renovation, our Union Station hotel now offers the same attentive service and generous amenities, but in a whole new boutique environment. Guestrooms are colorful and vibrant, with rich accents, textures and patterns. Sink into luxury bedding, catch your favorite shows on a 37-inch LCD TV, fight off late-night hunger by packing snacks in your mini-fridge, or get some work done with at your desk, equipped with high-speed Internet access and an advanced jack pack to connect all your devices. Suites offer more space and beautiful views, and our private concierge lounge features breakfast and evening receptions. Our downtown hotel is convenient to Chicago's biggest attractions, including the United Center, Garfield Conservatory and University of Illinois, and offers quick access to the Medical District. Work, play or relax in our Great Room lobby, or workout in our fitness center. Our restaurant, Rook's Corner: an American Bistro, features a menu of eclectic contemporary dishes served in a warm setting. With almost 5,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space, we're the perfect venue for your next meeting or function.
Director of Sales
Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC