Name: Dan White
Title: Complex general manager
Company, city: Claridge House; Chicago, Illinois
Number of employees: 70
Recent project: Leading a neighborhood mural design and installation project
First job: Grocery store clerk
Little-known fact about you: I enjoy playing acoustic guitar.
What innovations/initiatives do you foresee in the industry over the next years? The continuance of text and chat applications as primary methods of communication with guests
Best career advice you’ve received: It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.
What advice would you give someone starting out in the field? Always be positive and give it your best effort every day, then repeat.
Dan White as a Traveler
Favorite travel memory or story: A recent family trip to Oregon and a subsequent daytrip to Crater Lake. The combination of spectacular views and a thrilling crater rim hike was an amazing experience to share together.
One travel tip you cannot live without: Kindness to hotel staff will get you many upgrades.
Best advice for business travelers: The more information you share, the better your experience will be.
About Claridge House
Tell us more about the Claridge House guest experience.
Claridge House offers a wonderful neighborhood feel minutes away from Downtown and Lincoln Park.
What amenities can guests expect at Claridge House? How do you ensure guests feel your motto of “our house … your home”?
Guests can enjoy newly renovated guestrooms with inroom fridges and spa-inspired showers as well as fantastic dining. Our team is a family, and our house is your home. The feeling of home and neighborhood is apparent from the second you arrive.
Tell us more about the hotel’s Gold Coast neighborhood.
Fantastic open-air dining and shopping all exist within a residential tree-lined neighborhood filled with historic mansions. Both residents and visitors fill the many restaurants and boutiques, creating an energy unmatched in Chicago.
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