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The Talbott Hotel (20 E Delaware Pl) is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Childers as the property’s new Director of Sales and Marketing. In this position, Childers will oversee all sales, marketing and public relation efforts for the charming boutique property in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.

Childers graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Degree in Hospitality Business. Upon graduation, Childers held several esteemed positions in the hospitality industry beginning as a select service and extended stay regional manager for the Marriott Northern Mid-American Sales Office. In this role, Childers oversaw 40 hotel properties before advancing to a Sales Executive position where she was responsible for driving revenue for Marriott Hotel properties in the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee regions.

In 2015, Childers joined the Hotel Lincoln team as the Senior Sales Manager where she managed top business travel accounts and business development initiatives for the hotel property. After a brief stint working as the Director of Sales and Marketing for AC Hotel by Marriott in downtown Chicago, Childers is excited to join the team at The Talbott Hotel.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a hotel property team that has such a connection to the history of Chicago,” said Childers. “I look forward to the opportunity to play a key part in growing a highly-regarded hotel on a national scale.”

Relaunched as a Joie de Vivre Hotel in fall 2015, The Talbott Hotel is ranked eighth best hotel in the United States by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards and listed among the top hotels in Illinois by U.S. News and World Report.

About The Talbott Hotel

Set in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast just steps away from the Magnificent Mile, The Talbott Hotel offers luxury accommodations and top-of-the-line amenities with boutique hotel charm. Originally built in 1927, the property's European-style décor offers guests the ambiance of an English manor style home while recent renovations provide the latest technology amenities, including Apple Mac Mini computers and complimentary Wi-Fi. In fall 2015, the 149-room property relaunched as a Joie de Vivre Hotel, whose parent company is Commune Hotels & Resorts. Recognized for its dedication to superior service, The Talbott has earned several accolades and awards, including the Top 25 Hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2016 and U.S. News and World Report's Top Hotels in Illinois 2016. In addition, The Talbott has received the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award for the Top 15 Hotels in Chicago, the Orbitz Best in Stay Award in 2015 as well as one of 2013's best-reviewed hotels in Chicago. With a focus on sustainability without compromise, the hotel was named one of the first Green-Sealed hotels in the United States by the nonprofit Green Seal.

The Talbott Hotel hosts an onsite restaurant, The Talbott Restaurant, which features American bistro-inspired small plates and entrees made with locally-sourced and high quality ingredients.

Contact: Jennifer Scully

jennifer@imrchicago.com / (312) 878-1222

Contact: Julie Arends

julie@imrchicago.com / (312) 878-1222

About Joie de Vivre Hotels

Since its founding in San Francisco in 1987, Joie de Vivre has made curating authentically local and eclectic experiences its signature. Each one of Joie de Vivre's hotels is an original concept designed to reflect its location and engage the five senses. Today, the brand manages the largest collection of boutique hotels and resorts in California and also has properties in Chicago, Miami and Washington, DC. Joie de Vivre Hotels is establishing its foothold on the East Coast with hotels soon to open in New Orleans and New York City. For more information, please visit www.jdvhotels.com.

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