SOURCE: Marriott

Marriott

May 23, 2011 16:17 ET

Seasoned Veteran Returns to Run Chicago Medical District Hotel

General Manager 'Returns Home' to New Chicago Position

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - As a seasoned veteran to the hospitality industry, the recent naming of Mansour Njie to the position of General Manager at the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC draws on Njie's nine years of experience to lead the staff at one of the premier boutique hotels in Chicago's downtown area.

Njie began his hotel career in 2002 with Davidson Hotel Company, the Chicago Marriott's management company, working first as Rooms Director and Hotel Manager before obtaining his first General Manager's position in 2007 at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Pittsburgh. Njie remained steadfast at the hotel through a new management acquisition but then later rejoined Davidson as Hotel Manager at the Doubletree Miami Mart Hotel, in September of 2008. Six months later, transitioning through a property sale, he assumed the position of General Manager at that hotel continuing under the new ownership until July of 2010 when he again had the opportunity to rejoin the Davidson Hotel Company for a task force assignment in Ann Arbor, MI.

"It feels great to be back with Davidson," said Njie when asked about his return to the Davidson Company and his new position at the Chicago Marriott hotel near Rush Medical Center. "It feels like returning home. I also could not have asked for a better team than this group at this property."

The Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC is a distinctive hotel for both business and leisure travelers, offering stylish accommodations and state-of-the-art Chicago meeting venues, complete with flexible event space, business equipment and services, certified event managers and full-service catering options. The Marriott offers a 4,992 square foot ballroom with seating for up to 250 persons and a variety of breakout and smaller meeting rooms to accommodate corporate meetings, business conferences and social events. Well-appointed guest accommodations set the standard among Chicago South Loop hotels featuring rich décor and exceptional service for a relaxing reprieve after a long day. All guest rooms include complimentary business services, Bath and Body Works amenities and high speed Internet access.

About the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC

Recently undergoing a $5 million transformation, the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC boasts a fresh new design aimed at providing guests with the ultimate hotel experience. Welcoming guests with the Marriott's Signature "Great Room" concept, travelers will find exclusive elements that provide a stimulating atmosphere whether seeking a place to relax with friends or catch up on the day's events. The same casual and welcoming atmosphere continues in the hotel's onsite restaurant -- Rooks Corner: An American Bistro and Rook's Lounge -- offering guests an eclectic mix of contemporary cuisine, light snacks and a wide array of beverages.

About Davidson Hotel Company

Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. The company's portfolio encompasses 46 upscale, full-service independent and branded hotels with more than 13,000 rooms across the United States. Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company's Web site, www.davidsonhotels.com.

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