The 250-key Virgin Hotels Chicago has appointed Tim Foley general manager. A more than 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Foley most recently spent nearly five years as VP of operations for Spire Hospitality.
Foley began his hotel career in food-and-beverage with director-level positions at Park Hyatt Chicago and Swiss Grand Hotel. After more than a decade and a half in the industry, he started his first GM position at the Doral Forrestal Conferences Resort & Spa in Princeton, N.J. After a few years there, he moved to Itasca, Ill., where he helped the brand open a sister property, the Doral Eaglewood Resort & Spa.
Foley took on his first corporate role with Tiburon Capital Corp. serving as VP of asset management. Working with resort properties in South Carolina, Arizona and New Jersey, he oversaw a marina, two golf courses, ground transportation, ferry operations and an equestrian center. Since then he has served as a GM at the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel, the Pheasant Run Resort and Spa and The Westin Chicago Northwest.