Crowne Plaza Appoints Carol Ahfeld

Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts’ Crowne Plaza Chicago?North Shore (510 E. Rt. 83, Mundelein, 847-949-5100) today announced the appointment of Carol Ahlfeld to Crowne Meetings Director (CMD).
In this newly created position, Ahlfeld will support the brand’s new positioning as “The Place to Meet” by serving as the single point of contact for meeting planners throughout the meeting planning and event execution process.

Crowne Plaza announced the addition of a CMD in all of its hotels worldwide, following focus groups with meeting planners, which revealed that their most crucial need is to ensure an outstanding level of service throughout the meeting experience.

As the Crowne Meetings Director, Ahlfeld will work closely with meeting planners to improve meeting productivity and efficiency. She will handle all planning details and ensure that every aspect of the meeting is executed flawlessly.
“With the extensive knowledge and experience that Ahlfeld is bringing to our property as the Crowne Meetings Director, we know the meetings experience at our hotel will be first-rate,” said Kim Wicker, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Chicago?North Shore.

Prior to the CMD appointment, Ahlfeld served as the corporate meeting planner for a computer leasing company. Ahlfeld also held a previous position as a marketing assistant for Schlage Lock Co. Ahlfeld is certified by the Convention Liaison Council, and is a member of Meeting Professionals International.

Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts: “The Place To Meet”  -


The ideal upscale hotel choice for small- to medium-sized business meetings, Crowne Plaza provides personalized service and one point of contact for hassle-free, successful meetings.
In addition to superior meeting offerings, Crowne Plaza‰ hotels provide quality fitness facilities, exceptional room accommodations and upscale dining.

With more than 190 hotels and 55,000 guest rooms in 49 countries, Crowne Plaza hotels are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations worldwide. For reservations, call 1-800-2-CROWNE or go to For meetings, call 1-800-MEETING.

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