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Migidi Tembo Joins Atrium Hospitality as General Manager of Bloomington–Normal Marriott in Illinois


Atrium Hospitality today announced Migidi Tembo is the new general
manager of the company's Bloomington–Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference
Center in Illinois. Tembo joins Atrium with more than 20 years of
hospitality experience to oversee the TripAdvisor®
Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame hotel. The 228-room/suite
Bloomington–Normal Marriott is owned and operated by Atrium Hospitality
under license from Marriott international, Inc. or one of its
affiliates. Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium is one of the nation's
largest hotel and asset management companies.

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With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, Migidi Tembo joins Atrium Hospitality as general manager to oversee the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Illinois. Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium is one of the nation's largest hotel and asset management companies. (Photo: Business Wire)

Prior to his role with Atrium, Tembo was director of operations/hotel
manager for the 729-room/suite Hilton Milwaukee City Center. He was
responsible for assisting in managing the largest urban hotel in the
state of Wisconsin. His career includes serving as director of food and
beverage at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, where he also held the
positions of director of front office and director of rooms. In
addition, his extensive hospitality experience in the greater Chicago
area comprises time as director of operations at the Hard Rock Hotel
Chicago and as director of banquets at The Westin Chicago Northwest.
Tembo kicked off his career with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he
spent 13 years in various positions, with an emphasis on banquet and
events management. He attended Cornell University with a concentration
on hotel administration. Tembo holds a Bachelor of Science in
hotel/restaurant–hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University
in Rhode Island.

Atrium Hospitality President Daniel Abernethy recognized that Tembo's
personal philosophy of striving to perform each day better than
yesterday aligns with one of Atrium's core values: perseverance.

"Migidi is an achiever and sets the bar high for associate development,
hotel performance and community involvement as his career track record
indicates. His high standards and priority focus on the overall
well-being of associates and guests make him an ideal general manager
for overseeing our award-winning Marriott hotel in Normal. Migidi sets a
stellar example for our talent recruitment efforts as we expand our
national footprint," Abernethy said.

Tembo is a Scottish Rite Freemason centered on community service. The
hotel is actively involved in several local philanthropic opportunities
spanning city beautification to children's education and also is working
with the Bloomington–Normal Hotel and Lodging Association, the
Bloomington–Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the McLean
County Chamber of Commerce, and the Bloomington–Normal Economic
Development Council. Tembo plans to pursue personal collaboration with
these organizations in his hotel leadership role.

"I find the Normal community to be very welcoming and have had the
opportunity to immediately get immersed into several local activities,"
Tembo said. "I look forward to being an active community partner in
McLean County and continuing the hotel's leadership role in making a
difference in our area through workforce, economic and humanitarian

About Bloomington–Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Situated in Uptown Normal, the 228-room/suite Bloomington–Normal
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center provides easy access to Children's
Discovery Museum, Normal Theater, Shoppes at College Hills, and Illinois
State University. The AAA Four Diamond hotel is a recipient of the
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status for
consistently earning outstanding traveler reviews for five consecutive
years. The stylish hotel's spacious accommodations boast pillow top
beds, custom duvets, flat-panel TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi and ergonomic
workstations. Guests can also enjoy a well-equipped fitness center, a
saltwater indoor pool, and a whirlpool. The on-site restaurant, Jesse's
Grille, offers delicious, eclectic dining options for breakfast, lunch
and dinner with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. For a quick
snack and Starbucks® beverages, stop by Caffeina's Café. The nine-story
property also features more than 24,000 square feet of flexible meeting
space, including 15 event rooms. Electric vehicle charging stations are
available complimentary. Located at 201 Broadway Avenue in Normal, the
Bloomington–Normal Marriott can be reached at (309) 862-9000. Visit
for more information or connect with the hotel at

About Atrium Hospitality

Atrium Hospitality is one of the nation's largest hotel and asset
management companies. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company
oversees a portfolio of 83 hotels in 29 states, representing well-known
brands such as: Hilton, Marriott, and IHG, among others. With nearly
10,000 passionate associates, Atrium operates 21,783 guest rooms/suites
and approximately 2.3 million square feet of event space. Being a
responsible community partner is a part of the Atrium culture, including
supporting a range of civic and community activities. Atrium is proud to
support the Clean the World® initiative to recycle hotel soap
and plastic amenity bottles for distribution with humanitarian purposes
in communities domestically and around the world. For more information
about Atrium, visit

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