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Principal

Phone: (312) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
Horizon Hotel Group LLC
747 N. Wabash 1801
Chicago , Illinois 60611
United States

Company Description: Horizon Hotel Group LLC, is a national independent hotel management company, specializing in the renovating, repositioning and rebranding of hotels and resorts....   more
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • degree , Hotel Management
    Oakton Community College
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"We are very excited to be ...
www.tradeonlytoday.com, 25 Mar 2015 [cached]
"We are very excited to be playing a pivotal role in the renovation of the Big Game Club," Horizon Hotel Group president James Gould said in a statement.
James Gould
www.horizonhotelgroup.com, 25 June 2015 [cached]
James Gould
Principal
Jim has more than thirty years of experience in managing hotels in upscale markets. Prior to starting Horizon Hotel Group, Jim was Regional Vice President of Operations for Portfolio Hotel & Resorts overseeing full and limited service properties. He is known as a transitional leader, developing award winning teams that produced exceptional results I customer, employee and shareholder value.
During his stay at Portfolio Jim oversaw such brands as IHG, Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton. In addition to his regional responsibilities Jim helped grow Portfolio from five hotels to twenty-four hotels over a two year period. Jim was the main contact for the groups' institutional investors such as Prudential, Och Ziff and Fidelity Investments. Jim worked on and oversaw due diligence, asset sales, and consulting projects and he helped in securing new management contracts.
Before joining Portfolio Jim was general manager of Sofitel Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. He made his mark at the Sofitel by improving guest, employee satisfaction and market share to the highest levels in the history of the hotel. Jim developed and maintained the relationship with the owner Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers. During his time at Sofitel Jim worked with the corporate office either leading or participating in the development of Sofitel's "Business Continuity Plan", the "Database Marketing Program" and the development of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. During Jim's time as general manager the Sofitel Chicago O'Hare won the; Planners Choice Award, Pinnacle Award and Merit & Distinction Award for outstanding service for meeting and conferences held at the property.
In 2010 Jim was the Chairman for the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association receiving the Volunteer of the Year for 2011 from the IHLA and American Hotel Lodging Association. In addition he was the 2011 Chairman for the Schaumburg Business Association. Jim also served as the Vice Chairmen for the Woodfield Chicago Northwest Convention Bureau from 2008 - 2011.
IHLAEF - Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Foundation - Events
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Jim Gould Principal Horizon Hotel Group
Millennium Knickerbocker Appoints ...
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Millennium Knickerbocker Appoints James Gould as General Manager
Published 16 August 2012
CHICAGO HOSPITALITY VETERAN, JAMES GOULD, JOINS MILLENNIUM KNICKERBOCKER AS GENERAL MANAGER
CHICAGO (August 16, 2012) --- The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel has announced James Gould as the new general manager of the historic 306-room hotel.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience in hotel operations in the Chicago market, Gould is an exceptional addition to the Knickerbocker Hotel. An accomplished leader with a proven track record of enhancing market share and the ability to improve employee and customer satisfaction while increasing profitability, Gould will continue to increase the hotel's reputation as one of the city's premier hotels. He will be responsible for overall hotel operations, overseeing the implementation of new initiatives to strengthen the position and reputation of the hotel in key markets around the world.
"I am thrilled to have joined such an incredible team at a world-class historic hotel during its landmark 85 th anniversary year. The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel is already an iconic location for corporate, wedding and social events because of its spectacular ballroom and great location on Chicago's Magnificent Mile," says James Gould. "As general manager, I am dedicated to continuing to increase corporate and meeting business, as well as introducing new and exciting programs for our leisure travelers to further enjoy their visit to the Knickerbocker and Chicago."
Prior to joining the Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Gould was regional vice president of operations for Chicago's Portfolio Hotels & Resorts overseeing full and limited service properties. He is known as a transitional leader, developing award-winning teams that produce exceptional results in customer, employee and shareholder value. Before joining Portfolio, Gould was general manager of Sofitel Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. During his time as general manager, the Sofitel Chicago O'Hare won the Planners Choice Award, Pinnacle Award and Merit & Distinction Award for outstanding service for meeting and conferences held at the property.
Gould also served as general manager for Novotel Meadowlands in New Jersey, acting general manager for Novotel Toronto Centre, resident manager for Sofitel Chicago O'Hare, rooms director for the Sheraton Northbrook in Chicago and Hilton Skokie in Chicago and various positions at the Radisson Lisle in Chicago.
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Gould holds a degree in Hotel Management from Oakton Community College and attended the General Manager Program at Cornell University.
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