It’s Thursday, April 24 and 11:07am in Downtown New Orleans.
DDD BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Tod R. Chambers is the general manager of The Roosevelt New Orleans, which reopened as part of the Waldorf Astoria brand July 2009.
He most recently served as general manager of the Doubletree Hotel New Orleans, a position he held since 2006. He reports to Andy Slater, area vice president of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
In his position, Chambers oversees the day-to-day operations of the 504-room historic property and its staff. He also plays a key role in decisions concerning hotel offerings, such as retail shops, restaurant concepts and guest room amenities.
With nearly two decades of hospitality industry experience, Chambers began his career in 1989 as executive meeting manager with the Marriott Corporation, later taking director of sales positions with The Brown’s Resort in Sheldrake, N.Y., and the Wyndham Hotel in Tampa, Fla. He joined the Hilton family in 1992 as director of sales and marketing for the Hilton Tampa and held the same position with the Doubletree Guest Suites Ft. Lauderdale and the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh before being promoted to assistant general manager of the latter property in 2000.
Chambers has held positions as resident manager of the Hilton Pittsburgh, general manager of the Doubletree Hotel Nashville and hotel manager of the Hilton Americas Houston. He joined the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in 2005 and was instrumental in the renovations and the re-birth of New Orleans post-Katrina. After being promoted to general manager of the Doubletree Hotel New Orleans, he oversaw similar post-Katrina renovations to completion.
Chambers, a Boston native, received a bachelor of science degree in leisure studies with a minor in psychology from Boston University and a master of science degree in business administration from Indiana University. He also completed the IMD Commercial Behavior Program in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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