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JW Marriott Chicago hires director of event planning

The JW Marriott Chicago announced a director of event planning joined the luxury hotel. He brings a wealth of hospitality industry and experiential event knowledge to the hotel’s team.

Vik Khokhar has spent the last four years at the Dolce Hotels and Resorts, now part of Wyndham Hotel Group, where he started as the director of operations for the historic Seaview Golf Resort in New Jersey.

ECN 042015_POM_JW Marriott Chicago_Vik KIn a short time, he was promoted to an assistant general manager, where he was a valuable contributor in redefining the brand. Additionally, Khokhar worked to establish standards for inspiring meetings and special events. Before his work with Dolce Hotels and Resorts, he also worked at other hotel properties, including The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis.

With a passion for events and creating luxurious guest experiences, Khokhar joined the JW Marriott Chicago team to set the stage for both corporate events and weddings in the hotel’s 44,000 square feet of event space.

“The JW Marriott Chicago already sets a standard for excellence and superior luxury service for events,” stated. “As I start my new role with the hotel, I hope to challenge my team to think creatively and develop personalized, new experiences for our guests. I strive every day to showcase my passion for event hospitality through service excellence, quality and innovation.”

JW Marriott Chicago has a variety of event spaces, including an 8,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, the 6,000 square foot Burnham Ballroom, and over 36 meeting break-out rooms.

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