PEORIA, Ill. & ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atrium Hospitality announces Joe Browning is the new General Manager of the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center in Illinois. With 22 years of hospitality experience, including in Illinois, Joe will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the 226-key, all-suite hotel, which is directly linked to the largest conference center in East Peoria and overlooks the Illinois River. Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality is one of the nation’s largest hotel operators. Our company manages a portfolio of more than 80 hotels in 28 states and approximately 3 million square feet of event space.
Most recently, Joe was General Manager of the 250-key Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs. The Atrium-managed, all-suite hotel offers 24,000+ square feet of event space and is located in the Cool Springs Corporate Centre office park in Franklin, Tennessee. Joe’s hotel career journey with award-winning Atrium Hospitality also includes his serving as General Manager of the 237-key Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel & Conference Center in Alabama, which features 15,000 square feet of event space. Prior to joining Atrium in 2019, Joe worked in operations at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington, Illinois, where he served as Director of Food and Beverage and Assistant General Manager. While attending Southern Illinois University, Joe kicked off his hospitality career as a Hotel Banquet Server. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA).
“I’m excited to collaborate with Joe in his new role as General Manager at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront,” said Peter Komar, Vice President, Operational Strategies — Midwest Region, Atrium Hospitality. “With more than two decades of hospitality experience, Joe is a proven hotel leader. He inspires our hotel teams to be better through his optimism and dedication to Atrium’s core value of Perseverance.”
Serving With Atrium SPIRIT
Atrium Hospitality’s six core values of Service, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork guide the Atrium SPIRIT for creating a welcoming environment for all, encouraging the personal and professional growth of the company’s Associates, and being a responsible community partner. Atrium Hospitality supports the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Responsible Stay environmental initiative, which complements Atrium’s commitment to preserving the planet’s natural resources and being efficient in the operations of the company’s properties nationwide.
According to Joe Browning, he joined Atrium Hospitality more than three years ago as one of the first participants in Atrium’s Leadership in Training program and continues to grow in his hotel career journey. “It feels amazing to have the opportunity to work at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront while also being able to bring my wife and family back to our home state,” Joe said.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center is located at 100 Conference Center Drive and next to the East Peoria River Front Park. Our hotel is five minutes from the downtown area's historic sites and museums. You can enjoy made-to-order breakfast, complimentary evening receptions, a fitness center featuring a Peloton® Bike with toe cages, and our indoor pool. The Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront is part of the Hilton Honors award-winning guest-loyalty program, which offers Digital Key for accessing your guest room. For more information, to make a booking, or to schedule an in-person or virtual tour, call (309) 694-0200, go to the hotel’s website, or connect with the hotel on Facebook.
About Atrium Hospitality
Atrium Hospitality is ranked as one of the nation’s largest hotel operators. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company manages a portfolio of 82 hotels in 28 states, representing well-known brands such as: Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Wyndham, among others. Atrium operates 20,463 guest rooms/suites and approximately 3 million square feet of event space. Atrium Hospitality’s six core values of Service, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork guide the Atrium SPIRIT for creating a welcoming environment for all, encouraging the personal and professional growth of the company’s Associates, and being a responsible community partner. Atrium is conserving the planet’s natural resources and being more efficient in support of the company’s commitment to sustainability, all while providing exceptional guest experiences. In 2022, Atrium Hospitality added another Atlanta Top Workplaces win to the company’s accolades and celebrated being recognized by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a second year. Atrium supports a range of civic and community activities, and Atrium-managed properties nationwide are proud to take part in Project SEARCH, a school-to-work program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information about Atrium, visit www.atriumhospitality.com.