Former Grand Wailea GM to lead Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Conrad Chicago

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Photo credit: Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago and the Conrad Chicago appointed Todd Temperly as GM of Hilton’s two premier luxury properties located in downtown Chicago. In his new position, Temperly will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 215-room and 289-room hotels, both owned by Geller Capital Partners.

Todd Temperly. Photo credit: Conrad Chicago

“I’m thrilled to return to the incredible city of Chicago and have the opportunity to create unforgettable guest experiences at two esteemed luxury hotels,” Temperly said in a statement. “It’s an honor to work with two dynamic teams and I’m committed to fostering a hotel environment that strives for continuous improvement.”

With more than 20 years of experience with the Hilton brand, Temperly most recently served as the hotel manager for the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on the island of Maui. In his previous role, he managed the day-to-day operations for the 776-room, 60-villa resort that spans 40-beachfront acres and includes nine elaborate pools as well as Spa Grande, which is consistently voted as Maui’s No. 1 spa. He provided oversight of seven restaurants, including HumuHumu as well as Botero Lounge, Bistro Molokini, Café Kula, Volcano Bar and Grill, Grotto Bar and the Grand Dining Room. 

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Prior to that role, Temperly was the GM at The Marquette and Windows On Minnesota, where he oversaw the entire hotel operation and strategic management of the Minneapolis hotel. Before leading The Marquette to “Hotel of the Year” by Minnesota Lodging Association, Todd was hotel manager at the Palmer House in Chicago. He has also held executive leadership positions at the Hilton Chicago, Palmer House and the Waldorf Astoria New York.

The Waldorf Astoria Chicago is a 60-story hotel and residence designed by architect Lucien Lagrange, emulating the hotels of Paris in the 1920s and is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood adjacent to shops, restaurants, nightlife, recreation/beach and businesses. The 215-room hotel includes a 14,000-square-foot spa and health club, Margeaux Brasserie and Petit Margeaux, along with 24-hour in-room dining. The property also includes nearly 8,000 square feet of meeting, private dining and event space inclusive of the cobblestone courtyard.

Conrad Chicago, the 20-story luxury hotel, is located at 101 E. Erie St. overlooking the Magnificent Mile. The hotel offers 287 guestrooms, including 24 suites and 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, all including views of the city skyline and Michigan Avenue. Hotel amenities also include two dining outlets in partnership with Richard Sandoval Restaurant: the top floor American, bourbon-centric restaurant, Baptiste & Bottle, and Noyane, the seasonal rooftop restaurant.

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