Viceroy Hotels and Resorts appointed Nienke Oosting as GM of the Viceroy Chicago. With nearly two decades of hospitality experience, Oosting will oversee day-to-day hotel operations, as well as the connection between all departments at Viceroy Chicago, including Boka Restaurant Group and ownership.
Oosting joined the Viceroy Chicago team in 2017 as hotel manager before her recent promotion to GM. Previously, she was a member of the team at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, holding nine different positions over nine years, from housekeeping manager in 2008 all the way to hotel manager in 2016. She credits this experience, which led her to work with a variety of diverse individuals, crucial in the development of her management style.
Before that, Oosting served on the opening teams of several Trump International properties, including locations in New York City, Toronto and Washington, D.C. She also held a variety of roles in food-and-beverage and guest relations at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, the city where her hospitality career began.
“It has been both an honor and a pleasure to serve on the Viceroy Chicago team since it’s debut, as I’ve had the opportunity to watch the property flourish into a mainstay for luxury-minded travelers,” Oosting said in a statement. “In my new role, I look forward to leveraging my extensive knowledge of this great city and its hospitality industry, bringing continued success and growth to the property all while fostering a positive work culture for all team members.”
Originally from Amsterdam, Oosting graduated from Deltion College for Hotel Management in The Netherlands. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, riding her bike along the lakefront and staying active in organizations such as the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She will be participating in the Chicago Triathlon in 2019 to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
Viceroy Chicago opened in September 2017 in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The 180-room hotel is located on the site of the former Cedar Hotel, and showcases the historic brick and terra cotta façade from the early 20th century. The hotel also houses a rooftop pool, an outdoor terrace and a cocktail lounge with sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the city’s skyline.