Category: Meet The Staff

Alisha Schweiger – Catering Sales Manager

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A self-described “events zealot,” Alisha Schweiger joined The Townsend Hotel team as catering sales manager in late 2013.  She is responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of the property’s special events and catering contracts. Prior to joining The Townsend Hotel, Schweiger most recently served as executive meetings manager for The Hilton Garden Inn Detroit… Read more »

Kathryn Hitt – Group Reservations Coordinator

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Kathryn Hitt, with The Townsend since 2013, is the hotel’s group reservations and social room block coordinator.  What that lengthy title means is that she is responsible for any non-corporate room block – be it for a wedding, reunion, birthday or any other special event – and serves as the point of contact for groups… Read more »

Kimberly Esch – Catering Sales Manager

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Kimberly Esch, corporate catering sales manager for The Townsend Hotel, didn’t exactly arrive to her new role in June 2013 via the “traditional path,” but that’s precisely what makes her so qualified. Esch grew up on a farm, which she says taught her the value of hard work, dedication and selflessness – characteristics that are… Read more »

Andrew Alcid – Rugby Grille Chef de Cuisine

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“Methodical” is a word one might use to describe the culinary career of Andrew Alcid, the chef de cuisine of The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille since April 2013.  He prides himself on a self-described, “carefully gauged” job progression, which allowed him opportunities to work for nearly a decade in the kitchens of various high-profile eateries… Read more »

Jared Chorney – Food and Beverage Director

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Jared Chorney, a “foodie” both professionally and personally, is The Townsend Hotel’s food and beverage director.  Since winter 2013, Chorney has been responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel’s food and beverage department, including the award-winning Rugby Grille, The Townsend Bakery, The Corner and the property’s banquet operations. Prior to joining The Townsend,… Read more »