The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, announced the promotion of Jason Sundberg. In this new leadership role as Director of Bars & Restaurants, Sundberg will execute the luxury hotel’s mission of delivering unparalleled guest experiences in the food and beverage space, injecting creativity and passion at every turn.   

For the past two years, Sundberg has been an integral part of the team at The Gwen, joining in May of 2021 as Kostali’s Service Manager, and was quickly promoted to Restaurant Manager. Jason grew up outside of Boston, working in a number of upscale restaurants in the area before moving to Chicago. Upon relocating to the Midwest in 2013, Jason joined the team at Trattoria Gianni in Lincoln Park while exploring a career in real estate. It was during his time climbing the ranks to General Manager at the 2 Michelin-starred Acadia, where he ultimately discovered that his love of fine dining and elevated service was undeniable.

Sundberg has been working in hospitality for 16 years, honoring humble beginnings at TGIFridays. For him, every position at all types of restaurants is an opportunity to learn more about the art of cuisine and create memorable dining moments for guests.

“As I step into my new role at The Gwen, I am excited to bring my love for fine wines and upscale cuisine to the table and contribute to the continued success of the food and beverage space of the property,” says Sundberg. “I am always exploring new ways to add a unique twist to the unequaled dining experiences at The Gwen to keep guests engaged and returning to see us time and time again.”

Inspired by the storied history of Chicago’s grand hotels, The Gwen, is an Art Deco haven wrapped in 21st century amenities, located in the landmarked McGraw-Hill building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Recognized by many esteemed travel organizations over the years, The Gwen strives to deliver the best boutique hotel experience in Chicago and beyond. The new 1,300 square foot outdoor space, The Gallery Terrace is adjacent to the 6th floor Gallery Ballroom with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. The Gallery Terrace is a stunning addition to the hotel’s collection of special event venues.

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