April 07, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Pinto brings nearly 25 years of hospitality experience to the position after a long and successful career with Marriott and Wyndham Hotels, including serving as regional vice president of Wyndham International. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management from Michigan State University.

At Oakbrook, Pinto will oversee all hotel operations for the entire Oakbrook Hotels portfolio. Properties include Pheasant Run Resort, one of the premier resorts in the Midwest, with 473 rooms and over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel with 288 rooms and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space, the Hilton Garden Inn-St. Charles and Holiday Inn Express-St. Charles, with 120 rooms and 122 rooms respectively, the DuPage Expo, a new 25,000 square foot expo center and the Advanced Center for Training, a 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art I.A.C.C.- certified training center.

“Joe will prove a major asset in the ongoing development of our properties and programs,” said David McArdle, president and chairman of Oakbrook Companies, the parent company of Oakbrook Hotels, Inc. “His expertise will enable us to acquire additional properties and seamless integration with our Oakbrook Hotel policies and procedures to ensure that our guests experience the highest level of quality and service for which we are known.”
Pinto stated that he looks forward to bringing his skills to a company with such an outstanding reputation and established presence.

"After successfully building the brands of two high quality hotel companies, the opportunity to work for Oakbrook Hotels was a natural choice,” he said. “The company has an unmatched reputation for excellence in the Midwest and is well positioned to grow further into other markets. I am very excited to have this chance to help Oakbrook Hotels achieve their goals of growing the company now and into the future."
Pheasant Run Resort, the flagship property of Oakbrook Hotels, Inc., is the Midwest's largest entertainment resort. Located just outside Chicago in historic St. Charles, the resort recently underwent a $30 million renovation and features state-of-the-art facilities and amenities with 473 luxurious guest rooms, more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space, 36 holes of championship golf, a full-service Mario Tricoci Day Spa, two renowned theaters and a Zanies Comedy Club. For information, call 1-800-4-PHEASANT (1-800-474-3272) or visit www.pheasantrun.com.
Oakbrook Hotels, Inc. has developed and operated hotels and resorts in the Bahamas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Oakbrook Companies also is the parent of Oakbrook Properties, a national real estate developer with extensive experience in large mixed use property. Oakbrook Properties is currently developing Coconut Point in Estero; one of Southwest Florida’s largest mixed use projects. For further information, call (630) 584-6580 or visit www.oakbrookco.com.