The Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago each want a piece of Tod Chambers. Both hotels, which are located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, appointed Chambers as managing director, making him responsible for the day-to-day operations of the luxury 215-room and 287-room hotels, both of which are owned by Laurence Geller.
Chambers will report directly to Pascal Duchauffour, area VP of operations-luxury hotels, the Americas, for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“It’s an honor to continue my career with Hilton by joining Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago,” Chambers said in a statement. “I am eager to work with these two dynamic teams and excited to play an integral role in creating unforgettable guest experiences at two esteemed Chicago properties.”
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience with the Hilton brand, Chambers will serve as managing director of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago, playing a key role in the day-to-day operations of the two luxury properties.
Before this role, Chambers most recently served as GM of The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Under his direction, The Roosevelt won multiple accolades for highest guest satisfaction, as well as increasing profitability and revenue-per-available-room index. Before joining The Roosevelt, Chambers served in a plethora of managerial roles at Hilton properties across the United States, including Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh and Nashville, before serving as the opening hotel manager at the Hilton Americas Houston.
Chambers was named “General Manager of The Year” by Hilton’s luxury division for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.