JW Marriott Chicago Appoints Justin Schmollinger as New Director of Sales and Marketing
JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St.) announces the appointment of a new leader to join the hotel team, Director of Sales and Marketing Justin Schmollinger. A 20-year veteran to the industry, Schmollinger comes to the landmark, luxury hotel most recently from The Westin Chicago River North where he held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for six years.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the dynamic team at JW Marriott Chicago,” says Justin Schmollinger. “The hotel holds a significant place in Chicago's luxury hotel landscape and I look forward to sharing its story and continuing to deliver service excellence to our guests and clients.”
In his new role as Director of Sales and Marketing, Schmollinger is responsible for leading all the sales and marketing efforts throughout the 610-room hotel. Schmollinger previously held the same position at The Westin Chicago River North, where he oversaw all aspects of sales, marketing, managed destination and catering sales, and branding of the hotel including a reposition after a renovation in 2015 to market more leisure travelers. Prior to that, he held various sales and marketing roles at other renowned properties including The Talbott Hotel in Chicago, the Sheraton Chicago, and the Sheraton Suites Elk Grove.
Before his time in the Windy City, Schmollinger worked in Tucson and San Diego. Originally from California, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from the University of California Riverside.