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Jermaine Anderson Named Hotel Manager for the Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Anderson to oversee The Godfrey Hotel opening in Chicago’s River North neighborhood during Summer 2013

Jermaine Anderson
Jermaine Anderson
Dec. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- CHICAGO, Ill. –December, 2012 – Jermaine Anderson has been named hotel manager for The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, an upper upscale lifestyle property opening next summer in the River North neighborhood, according to George Jordan, area general manager for the Hotel Cass, Hotel Felix and The Godfrey Hotel Chicago and senior vice president of operations for Oxford Hotels & Resorts.  In his new role, Anderson will oversee day-to-day operations, marketing and sales, and will manage an expected team of 100 employees for the 221-room independent hotel owned by Oxford 127 Huron Hotel Venture Property Company, LLC, an Oxford Capital Group, LLC-led venture with Cube Capital.

“Jermaine brings an innate ability to orchestrate a service-focused team, and to manage the many demands of the discerning leisure and business travelers we will welcome,” says Jordan.  “We are fortunate to have him leading our team as we prepare for a successful opening next summer,” he adds.

Anderson brings extensive hotel management experience to the team, having most recently served as the general manager at the Raffaello Hotel in Chicago. He joined that opening team in 2006 as director of operations and was promoted to general manager in 2010. While there, he was responsible for the overall hotel success and oversaw a $1.1 million build out and opening of the hotel’s rooftop bar, Drum Bar.

Prior to his career with the Raffaello Hotel in Chicago, Anderson worked with several Hyatt properties starting with Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Next, he moved to the Hyatt Regency Lisle where he earned his first Manager of the Year award in 2001. Anderson continued to succeed with Hyatt properties and began a new executive role at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing  and earned his second Manager of the Year award in 2004. Anderson’s final move with Hyatt brought him back to Chicago to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare where he was the front office manager responsible for the proper training and daily monitoring of all service level employees.

The Chicago native is an active member of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association and Streeterville’s SOAR.  He studied hospitality management at Chicago State University and lives in Chicago.

For sales and information, call 312-649-2000

About The Godfrey Hotel

The independent, full-service Godfrey Hotel will offer 221 rooms, with 194 graciously-sized studio suites and 27 one-bedroom suites featuring great views of the city skyline from all directions.  Amenities will include a stylish, chef-driven restaurant and lobby bar and a 12,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and conference space accented with water elements, fire pits and greenery.   The venue will allow for flexible indoor/outdoor events ranging from small corporate board meetings to social dinners and weddings of up to 150 guests, or receptions for 400 or more.  Additional features include an elegant spa, 24-hour fitness center, two floors of parking, free Wi-Fi, and state-of-the-art-technology.

About Oxford Capital Group, LLC
Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a diversified national real estate investment and development firm, focused on complicated, large scale acquisitions, redevelopments, and operational turnarounds, with an emphasis on hotels, resorts, conference centers, senior housing and other operationally intensive forms of real estate. Oxford’s geographic focus includes high barrier-to-entry markets around the country, including Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Charleston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other select markets.  Oxford and its affiliates have been involved in approximately $2.5 billion of real estate and private equity transactions, including approximately 12,000 hotel rooms

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