CHICAGO–Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, a Rockbridge Portfolio property, has announced the appointment of Jiaqi Tang as director of food & beverage and Jarek Krolak as chief engineer. The new hires will join the team at the new Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, which recently opened in July following a $25 million transformation.
As director of food & beverage, Jiaqi Tang brings a wide range of leadership and management skills to Le Méridien both on a national and international level. Jiaqi joins the team after most recently serving as director of outlets at the Peninsula Chicago, overseeing restaurant and beverage operations. She previously worked at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino as general manager of BR Prime Steakhouse. Prior to joining Beau Rivage, Jiaqi was assistant restaurant manager at Jean George Restaurant at the Portman Ritz Carlton in Shanghai.
Jarek Krolak joins Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center as chief engineer from SOHO House Chicago, where he served as facility manager. Prior to SOHO House, Jarek worked at Embassy Suites, the Talbot Hotel and Renaissance Hotel as director of engineering, and Hilton Garden Inn as regional director of engineering.