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John Rutledge Honored with Ambassador of Hospitality Award by the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association

John Rutledge Honored with Ambassador of Hospitality Award by the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association

Chicago, IL — May 24, 2024 — The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) honored John Rutledge, founder, Chairman, and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, with the prestigious Ambassador of Hospitality Award. This honor is bestowed annually upon individuals who have made significant contributions to the hospitality industry in Illinois and continue to champion the betterment of the hotel community and the guests it serves.

John Rutledge, a visionary leader in the hospitality sector, has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of Chicago's hotel industry. As the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, an acclaimed international real estate private equity, asset management, property management, and development firm based in Chicago, Rutledge has overseen numerous transformative projects. Under his leadership, Oxford Capital Group, LLC, along with its hotel operating affiliate, Oxford Hotels and Resorts, has spearheaded 15 notable Chicago area developments, including LondonHouse, Langham, Godfrey, Le Meridien Essex, Hotel Felix, among others. Oxford's portfolio of proprietary hospitality brands features Godfrey, LondonHouse, ALK, SOMA House, Fiona, and Garrett.

The Ambassador of Hospitality Award underscores Rutledge's unwavering dedication to excellence in hospitality and his relentless advocacy for the industry. His contributions have not only enhanced the quality and appeal of Illinois hotels but have also driven significant economic growth and job creation within the community.



About Oxford Capital Group, LLC & Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC
Chicago based Oxford Capital Group, LLC is an award-winning international real estate investment, development, and management firm that focuses on large-scale acquisitions, developments, redevelopments, and operationally intensive real estate. Oxford, its affiliates, and principals have been involved in over $4 billion of real estate and private equity investments, with a primary focus on hospitality (16,000+ hotel rooms); hospitality anchored mixed use projects including multi-family (2,000+ units); senior housing (3,000+ units); urban retail; and parking. Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC is its wholly owned hotel management affiliate, which specializes in operating, managing, and branding distinctive, high design luxury lifestyle hotels, and food & beverage venues. Oxford Living, LLC is its senior housing investment and management platform. Oxford Residential, LLC is its multi-family development affiliate.

About the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) serves as the essential resource and unified voice for advancing the lodging industry across Illinois. With a membership comprising more than 500 hotels and their employees throughout the state, IHLA advocates for the industry's interests on political, legislative, and regulatory issues that influence the success and sustainability of Illinois hotels. For more information, visit www.illinoishotels.org

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