The Westin Chicago Northwest, located in Itasca, Ill., just outside of Chicago-O’Hare, named Jeremy Schaeffer as the property's new GM.
After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in hospitality management, Schaeffer began his career as a front-desk agent in Indianapolis. From then on, Schaeffer worked his way up through various departments at several hotels, eventually being promoted to a GM position.
Schaeffer spent 12 years leading operational and sales teams in the O’Hare and Downtown Chicago markets, where his focus on profitability, guest service and employee engagement resulted in continuous advancement.
The Westin Chicago Northwest recently completed a $14-million renovation that included updated guestrooms, restyled meeting spaces, a modernized lobby and three new dining concepts. When Schaeffer is not at the hotel, he enjoys spending time with his family, home brewing beer and roasting coffee.
“We’re thrilled with both the recent changes taking place here at The Westin and the appointment of Jeremy Schaeffer to general manager,” Vineet Nayyar, SVP of operations for GF Management, said in a statement. “We are confident in his knowledge of the hospitality industry and know he will bring a unique perspective to our already experienced team.”
Located 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport, The Westin Chicago Northwest provides amenities including an indoor heated pool, fitness center, complimentary self parking, a gear lending service, complimentary wireless internet, a dry cleaning service, kids’ club, hair salon and more.