The Gwen (521 N. Rush St., Chicago), a Luxury Collection hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadeem Siddiqui as General Manager. As the new leader named to the executive team, Siddiqui will advance the luxury hotel’s mission to deliver unparalleled guest experiences while maintaining a dynamic environment for all employees. The Gwen was ranked No. 1 in Chicago and No. 8 in the world in the Condé Nast “World’s Best Hotels: 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.”
Nadeem Siddiqui is an experienced Managing Director, bringing over 18 years of leadership expertise in hotel operations management. Siddiqui has worked with some of the most prestigious hotels and brands in the hospitality industry, including the Waldorf Astoria Chicago during its launch phase and the Conrad Chicago.
Born in Dubai, Siddiqui was a world traveler from an early age which sparked his passion for the hospitality industry. In his spare time, Siddiqui enjoys being with his family, traveling and helping his community. During the pandemic, Siddiqui was the co-founder of the StuyTown food pantry, delivering more than 1.4 million pounds of food to families in need in New York.
Inspired by the history of Chicago’s grand hotels, The Gwen is an Art Deco haven surrounded by 21st century-old amenities, located in the famous McGraw-Hill building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Recognized by many reputable travel organizations over the years, The Gwen’s mission is to be one of the finest boutique hotels in Chicago and beyond. Scheduled to open in 2023 is a 1,300 square foot terrace on the 6e floor adjacent to the Gallery Ballroom, perfect for events and gatherings year-round.