Chicago Kimptons shuffle managers ahead of Gray opening

Kimpton Gray Guestroom

As Kimpton prepares to open the Kimpton Gray in Chicago on June 15, the company has begun to shuffle its top managers.

Nabil Moubayed has been appointed to a new post at the Gray from the Hotel Palomar Chicago. Moubayed is also Kimpton's midwest director of operations, and worked to decide on other management changes in Chicago.

Other changes include Mary Perino-Fleming's move from Kimpton's Hotel Allegro in Chicago to the Palomar, while Marco Scherer is moving from the Hotel Monaco to become GM of the Hotel Allegro. Lastly, Jeremy Wilhide is shifting from the Hotel La Jolla in La Jolla, Calif., to run the Hotel Monaco in Chicago.

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"Kimpton likes to promote from within," Moubayed told the Chicago Business Journal

The upcoming 293-room Kimpton Gray will be the first new hotel opening from the company after its 2014 acquisition by InterContinental Hotels Group.

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