Wischermann Partners appointed Paul E. Cardona as GM of the Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center. Combining his background with luxury and lifestyle hotels, Cardona will bring over 22 years of hotel expertise to Chicago to spearhead the operation of the 172-room property.
“Paul’s experience working with luxury, world-class brands, such as the Four Seasons and Park Hyatt Chicago, makes him the perfect addition to our Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center team and has further solidified the hotel as one of the best in the Chicagoland area,” Paul Wischermann, president and CEO of Wischermann Partners, said in a statement.
With an extensive career in the hospitality industry, the Glen Ellyn, Ill., resident joins the Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center team from previous executive roles at hotels including Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Soho House & Co., Miami’s SLS Hotel and the Park Hyatt Chicago. There, he lead the team at NoMI to its first and only one-star Michelin rating.
“I am extremely proud and excited to join the team at Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center,” Cardona said in a statement. “As a local resident, I look forward to truly embracing the vibrant communities surrounding the hotel through Le Méridien brand’s hallmark of providing personalized service by showcasing our location and culture.”
Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center is located in Greater Chicago directly adjacent to Oakbrook Center and steps from shops and upscale dining. On-property furnishings include pieces by Mies Van der Rohe, as well as a grand, one-of-a-kind mural depicting the architecture of the city by muralist Justus Roe.