Ambassador Chicago Hotel Appoints Katharine Degoma as General Manager
Ambassador Chicago, the Gold Coast's original boutique hotel, kicks off 2020 by welcoming Katharine Degoma to the team as the property's new General Manager. Degoma brings nearly 20 years of hospitality experience to her role and will oversee all of the property's operations while ensuring a memorable guest experience.
Degoma joins Ambassador from the Hyatt Regency Deerfield where she served as the General Manager. There, she oversaw a $14 million guest room renovation and $1 million overhaul of the property's meeting space, flawlessly executing renovation strategy and keeping employee morale high. Previously, Degoma was the Director of Operations at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, where she assisted in a management company conversion, revamped the customer service program and increased revenue overall. Originally studying nursing and education in college, she quickly transferred to Roosevelt University to finish her studies once she realized hospitality and tourism were her true passion.
Of joining Ambassador Chicago, Degoma says, "I'm very much looking forward to working with everyone at Ambassador Chicago. This is such an iconic property, and we have a number of exciting initiatives in store for 2020. I'm thrilled to be part of the team and am excited to continue providing the unmatched guest experience our Gold Coast neighbors and visitors worldwide have come to expect from this beautiful property."
A suburban Chicago native, Degoma comes from a large family of accomplished athletes. Competition flows through her veins and she thrives in fast-paced, dynamic atmospheres - making the hospitality industry a perfect match!