Management Appointment Marcus Hotels

Sara Davis-Zapata Named General Manager for Marriott AC Hotel Chicago Downtown

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The Marriott AC Hotel Chicago Downtown, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, today announced Sara Davis-Zapata has been appointed general manager. In her new role, Davis-Zapata will be responsible for all hotel operations at the 226-room property located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Sara Davis-Zapata - General Manager - Marriott AC Hotel Chicago DowntownPrior to joining the Marriott AC Hotel Chicago Downtown, Davis-Zapata served as general manager of the Raffaello Hotel in Chicago, Ill., where she oversaw all hotel and beverage operations for the 173-room boutique property. Her previous positions at the Raffaello Hotel included serving as controller and human resources account manager, as well as working for the hotel’s management company, Crescent Heights, as a special projects coordinator.

Davis-Zapata began her hospitality career at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago and Chicago’s Hard Rock Hotel. She received a bachelor’s degree in social science from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill. She and her family reside in Wauconda, Ill.

“Sara’s strong Chicago connections and deep experience managing hotels in this popular travel market will be a great asset to the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown. Her leadership will help further advance our position as a top lifestyle hotel in Chicago,” said Joseph Khairallah, president and chief operating officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s upscale shopping, dining and entertainment district, the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers guests European elegance and high-quality services. The stylish hotel located at 630 N. Rush Street, boasts urban, simplistic and clean designs with European aesthetics, the latest technology and communal functional spaces and innovative food and beverage programming it its AC Lounge and AC Kitchen. AC Hotel Chicago Downtown opened in June 2015 and was one of the first five AC Hotels by Marriott branded properties to open in the U.S.

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown offers nearly 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, European style breakfast, delicious small plate dining in the evening, craft cocktails at the hotel’s signature AC Lounge, communal spaces and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.



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