SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 02, 2012 17:12 ET

Accomplished Catering Executive Joins Staff of Prominent Hotel Near United Center

Luxury Chicago Marriott Hotel Welcomes New Director of Catering and Conference Services

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - Angela Dron has been named Director of Catering and Conference Services at a prominent hotel near the United Center and the city's new Rush Medical Center.

The Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC Hotel made the announcement recently as Dron was welcomed to the family of Davidson Hotels and Resorts, the property's management firm. With the new Rush Medical Center located directly across the street from the hotel, Dron's expertise is expected to open new doors for this distinctive choice among Chicago South Loop hotels and its clients.

Dron began her Chicago hospitality career at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest & CoCo Key Water Park in 2005, selling and servicing weddings and corporate meetings during the hotel's renovation and water park construction. In 2006, she joined the Hilton team at the Doubletree Arlington Heights where she played a significant role in increasing the property's year-over-year sales of the wedding market.

This Chicago Marriott's new director of catering and conference services was most recently honored for her accomplishments while working as catering manager at the Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center in Downers Grove. There, she attained the 2009 Hilton Individual Achievers List for meeting 120 percent of her annual revenue goal; and received Hilton First and Second Trimester Recognition for achieving 179 percent of her revenue goal in 2010. After a three-year stint at the Doubletree, she served as Regional Catering Sales Manager with Panera Bread Catering with her latest position being at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place where she sold corporate catering and last-minute convention meetings.

Dron's accomplished career is expected to boost conferences and day meetings as this premier business hotel welcomes Rush Medical Center patients and recruits with discounted rates and exceptional meeting facilities and accommodations. Also conveniently situated among hotels near UIC Pavilion, the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/ UIC Hotel has much to offer those planning group events, meetings and social gatherings.

While the hotel is an excellent choice for weekend getaways near Chicago, it is fully equipped to host training sessions, business conferences, corporate meetings and elegant wedding receptions. Boasting 4,812 square feet of flexible event space, inspiring event menus, dedicated event managers and hospitality service professionals such as Dron, Chicago event planners enjoy attentive service to ensure every detail is perfectly executed. For additional information, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chidm-chicago-marriott-at-medical-district-uic/ or call 312-491-1234.

About the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC Hotel

The Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel conveniently located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District offering travelers a warm and friendly atmosphere, well-appointed guest rooms, lavish amenities and outstanding service. Completing an extensive renovation in 2009, the hotel is within walking distance of Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Cook County Hospital and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Guests also enjoy complimentary shuttle service to locations within a mile of the hotel.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:

    Don Martin
    Director of Revenue Management
    Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC
    Phone: 312-491-1234
    Fax: 312-529-6095
    Email: Email Contact