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Westin Chicago Northwest announces new General Manager

CHICAGO, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Westin Chicago Northwest, located in Itasca, just outside of Chicago-O’Hare, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Schaeffer has been named the new General Manager of the Property. Jeremy brings an extensive resume and a fresh perspective to the recently renovated hotel.

After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in hospitality management, Jeremy started his career as a front desk agent in Indianapolis, IN. From then on Jeremy worked his way up through various departments at several hotels, gaining experience as he climbed, and was eventually promoted to a General Manager position.

Jeremy spent 12 years leading operational and sales teams in the O’Hare and Downtown Chicago markets where his intense focus on profitability, guest service and employee engagement resulted in continuous advancement. His proven success in leading hotel teams is due to his strong desire to ensure the highest satisfaction ratings from both guests and employees.

The Westin Chicago Northwest recently completed a $14 million renovation that included enhanced guest rooms, restyled meeting spaces, a modernized lobby and three new dining concepts. The property is sure that Jeremy’s strong leadership skills and positive attitude will continue to guide their already impressive hotel in the right direction. When Jeremy is not at the hotel, he enjoys spending time with his family. He loves to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle consisting of daily exercise, 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,” said Vineet Nayyar, Senior Vice President of Operations for GF Management. “We are confident in his knowledge of the hospitality industry and know he will bring a unique perspective to our already experienced team.”

Located just 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport, The Westin Chicago Northwest is a great place to escape the stress and exhaustion of traveling. Kick back and relax and allow our highly trained staff to take care of your every need. The property is committed to the Westin brand mission of combining innovative products and programs with instinctive service and intuitive design to deliver on guests’ every need, and Jeremy plans to do just that.

To learn more about The Westin Chicago Northwest’s new dining options and ongoing renovations, visit or contact the property’s Director of Sales, Diane Howard, at

The Westin Chicago Northwest, a premier destination for meetings and social events, is located just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport, and is close to all the top things to do in the Chicago suburbs. The property’s 408 guestroom and meeting space renovations were completed in summer 2016, and the property continues to transform. Each hotel room features the Westin brand’s well-known Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. The pet-friendly property also features the WestinWORKOUT® room, an indoor heated pool, complimentary self-parking and the Westin Kids Club®.

GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With approximately 85 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, casinos and golf courses in 28 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF’s core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit

CONTACT: Contact:  Diane Howard
Tel:  630-775-1548 

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