Hotel Zachary Appoints New General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing
Anna Anderson (GM) & Camille Garcia (DOSM)
Anna Anderson, General Manager
Anna Anderson, a 20-year veteran of the hotel industry, was appointed general manager of Hotel Zachary in 2018. Anderson’s extensive experience and knowledge of the market, new hotel openings and brand positioning are essential in her new position. As general manager, Anna will oversee the hotel’s day-to-day operations and ensure Hotel Zachary welcomes guests with true character and hospitality, while providing an experience that is always memorable and never manufactured.
Opening in March 2018, Hotel Zachary is Chicago's most distinctive boutique hotel located in the heart of the Lakeview neighborhood. Inspired by the designs of world-renowned Wrigley Field architect and Chicagoan, Zachary Taylor Davis, Hotel Zachary is where history and style come together. From thoughtful amenities and artistic touches in every guestroom to locally-infused dining and signature cocktails, Hotel Zachary delivers a genuine Chicago neighborhood experience, whether you’re a baseball fan, curious traveler or local in-the know.
Most recently, Anderson was general manager of the Halcyon Hotel Denver under Sage Hospitality, which was voted the #2 hotel in Colorado by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Previously, she was general manager of Virgin Hotels Chicago, where she was instrumental in introducing the new brand from the Virgin portfolio to the world, and helping the property make its mark in Chicago. Under Anderson’s direction within its first two years of operation, Virgin won numerous industry awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Throughout her career, Anderson has also held positions with other reputable brands including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Noble House Hotels & Resorts and Gemstone Collection.
Anderson is excited to return to Chicago, the city that originally captured her heart. Anderson is an avid Chicago sports fan and as a testament, she named her three dogs Wrigley, Addison and Payton.
Camille Garcia, Director of Sales and Marketing
Camille Garcia, a Chicago native and tenured hospitality sales professional, joins the Hotel Zachary team as the director of sales and marketing. In her new role, Garcia will oversee the sales, marketing and catering teams at the new boutique hotel opening in March 2018. Inspired by the designs of world-renowned Wrigley Field architect and Chicagoan, Zachary Taylor Davis, Hotel Zachary delivers a genuine Chicago neighborhood experience, whether you’re a baseball fan, curious traveler or local in-the know.
Most recently, Garcia worked under the Davidson Hotels & Resorts umbrella as director of sales for Marriott Chicago at Medical District / UIC. Prior to that role, she was senior sales manager of Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown, where she brought her hybrid selling style and Chicago market knowledge to the position. Since beginning her career in the hospitality industry in 2002, Garcia has held positions with reputable hotel properties including the Palmer House Hilton and lifestyle property Hotel Sax Chicago.
Garcia is a 2006 Hilton Circle of Excellence Award Winner and 2005 Hilton eAdvantage Award Winner for her work with the Palmer House Hilton, and an advocate for Give Kids The World through Davidson Hotels & Resorts. In her spare time, Camille is an avid golfer.