Hosts Chicago Team Grows and John McHugh Promoted to General Manager


The team grows at Hosts Chicago, A Hosts Global Alliance Member, with the addition of Pattie Monahan as Director of Business Development and the promotion of John McHugh to General Manager of the Hosts Chicago office.

Hosts Chicago, the leading full service destination management company in Chicago, offers a full range of services including special event production, transportation logistics, tour programs, private group dinners, décor, corporate social responsibility programs, entertainment, venue selection, activities and team building. Their commitment to excellence is displayed in every program and with every client. The appointing of John McHugh to General Manager will prove to be a positive repositioning of exceptional talent. John McHugh, General Manager of Hosts Chicago, comments, “Being asked to serve the Hosts Chicago team as General Manager is equal parts humbling and exciting.  Leading this robust, diverse, and energetic team is absolutely incredible, and our office goal could not be more clear: continue to be the company clients want to work with and that people want to work for. We hold a deep belief in delivering hospitality, happiness, and genuine heart to our clients. It’s just a part of what we call The H Factor, and it’s not simply a slogan, it’s in our DNA as a team and as a company. It is that culture which drives us to create memorable events for our clients. Adding Pattie to our team will only enrich our H Factor. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Hosts Chicago team as Director of Business Development. She brings with her a wealth of experience and great enthusiasm, and as a team, we will continue to showcase the best that Chicago has to offer.”

Being a 20 year veteran of the hospitality industry, Pattie Monahan brings with her an impressive past. Her knowledgeable background gives her an advantageous position in the Chicago market, as she continues to cultivate business relationships with industry leaders. Pattie Monahan, Director of Business Development for Hosts Chicago, remarks, “I am extremely delighted to be joining the Hosts Chicago team! I look forward to adding my skills and expertise to this dynamic group of DMC professionals and solidifying our position as the top DMC in Chicago.”

Jennifer Patino, DMCP, CEO of Hosts Global, adds, “This is a time of extraordinary growth and investment in our Hosts Chicago office with the promotion of John McHugh and the addition of Pattie Monahan to our already sensational team in Chicago.  The Hosts Chicago team has doubled in size over recent months and will keep growing as the team continues to deliver outstanding service and creative solutions to the meetings industry.  They truly believe in The H Factor, sharing warm Chicago hospitality and creating unforgettable experiences with each group they serve.”

Hosts Global Alliance (HGA), is a worldwide consortium of select Destination Management Companies. We believe that every destination holds the promise of an inspiring experience. Hosts Global Alliance delivers on that promise with unparalleled service, fresh thinking, and a global network of local experts. HGA currently represents 55 Destination Management Companies, servicing over 190 locations. Hosts Global Alliance provides a full service approach for customers planning group programs in the meetings, convention, and incentive industry for corporations, associations, meeting management, and incentive travel companies. There is always a Hosts solution. Every time. Everywhere.

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