Appointed General Manager
At Bloomington–Normal Marriott in Illinois – IL, USA
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.
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.
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.