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American Hotel Register Overview

Vernon Hills, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Since 1865, American Hotel Register Company has supported the growth of hospitality by building strong relationships. Now a premier hospitality supplier and still family-owned, people and partnerships continue to drive everything we do.
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Mission: At it’s core, American Hotel is a community of people who are passionate about their commitments. We are committed to integrity and honesty. We are committed to excellence in all we do. We are committed to being known for the quality of our people, the value of our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • American Hotel’s story is on the air! WBBM News Radio recently sat down with Angela Korompilas, our President and CEO, to discuss our epic history and exciting future. The segment will run in Chicago at various times over the next 7 days on AM 780 and FM 105.9. It can also be heard at the CBS local website.

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  • Meet Illinois' Healthiest Employers 2016 - American Hotel won 3rd place for employers 500-1,499!

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American Hotel Register – Why Work For Us?

undefinedWe are committed to our customers

Since 1865, American Hotel has supported the growth of hospitality by building strong relationships. As a family-owned company that today is led by a third generation of the Leahy family, people and partnerships continue to drive everything we do.

As the premier global hospitality supplier, we help our customers create memorable guest experiences and achieve brand consistency across geographic markets. We offer more than 50,000 items, including 1,600 national brands and more than 2,500 best-value products from our exclusive Registry® brand.

For more than six decades, our comprehensive Buying Guide has served as the industry’s preeminent source for hospitality products. But our commitment to customers goes beyond providing the industry’s largest assortment of operating supplies and equipment (OS&E). The furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) category is another key strength of our business. Our end-to-end FF&E Solutions is a one-stop source to design, shop and replace. Through our online replacement platform, hotels will find brand-approved product.

Reflecting our long history of responding to customer needs and opportunities, our hospitality also extends to other industries, including healthcare, education, governmentand military services. Our wide-ranging products and solutions help varied organizations meet everyday needs.

Behind the strong legacy of Leahy family leadership, we have always stepped up to support the pace of progress. Today, we manage a global supply chain powered by extensive partnerships with established capabilities. This gives us the ability to offer customer solutions close to home and around the world.


Believing in our customers, suppliers and people!

As a company that helps you deliver the best in hospitality, relationships are at the forefront of our business. As we look forward to our 150-year anniversary, we continue to nurture a culture of collaboration, mutual respect and collective success.

Our first guiding principle is our family culture.
The Leahy family has modeled and motivated our gift of building lasting bonds, with colleagues and customers. For well over a century, our deeply rooted values have sustained our success and our commitment to demonstrating true hospitality.

With the guest experience in mind, we orchestrate positive customer outcomes.
We are there at every turn. We source the best products and our teams provide the best service. We often hear from customers that doing business with American Hotel is as easy – and as good – as it gets.

We consistently deliver on our promises.
As a company that is built on relationships, we put words into action every day. Whether helping customers get the right products at the right price or guiding a full-scale renovation project, we make a promise of clarity and consistency.

We are always adapting to the evolving needs of customers.
At American Hotel, we have responded to the changing needs of our customers since 1865. We continue to spur the pace of progress by listening to our customers and doing whatever it takes to support their success.

Embracing our culture

We strive to be a community of people committed to renewing ourselves. We work to expand our skills, be open to fresh ideas and opportunities, and adapt to changing technologies.

We strive to be people of character, love and compassion. We strive...

  • to be good communicators
  • to be fair and honorable
  • to be respectful and caring
  • to handle problems promptly
  • to make our customers more successful
  • and to communicate honestly and openly.

We challenge one another...

  • to learn new technologies
  • to try things we've never tried before
  • to be bigger and grander than we imagined we could be
  • to grow in our skills
  • to think more creatively.

We believe in one another. We support each other. We truly care.
In fact, as our Corporate Social Responsibility page makes clear, our family- oriented culture inspires our commitment to people, products and our planet. Our associates volunteer their time and talent to numerous community organizations and each month we feature a worthy charity in need of support. This goes hand-in-hand with our ongoing efforts to offer eco-friendly products and strengthen our sustainable business practices.

undefinedWork with us. Grow with us.

Work with us. Grow with us. We go above and beyond to offer new associates a variety of tools and support – including an excellent benefits package, ongoing wellness initiatives and paid volunteer hours that enable our associates to lend their time and talent to a wide range of community organizations.

  • Associate services ranging from leadership development programs and personal development courses to supportive mentorship and job shadow opportunities
  • Excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, 401k plan with immediate vesting, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, flex hours and more
  • On-site extras include hair salon, fitness center, dry cleaning pick-up & delivery, annual health fair and more
  • Extracurricular activities range from bowling, softball and golf leagues to team outings and annual company picnic

At American Hotel, our industry leadership and depth of dependability is all thanks to the passion and purpose of the people who work here in the spirit of collaboration.  Be part of our winning team!

Supporting your success

At American Hotel, individual accomplishments are acknowledged and cherished. We celebrate personal growth. Associates are encouraged to learn, adapt and expand their skill sets to promote career advancement.

Amy Pearl, National Accounts Manager

Amy discusses her role in national accounts and the many opportunities to build a career with this hospitality leader.

Angela Korompilas, President & CEO

Angela talks about a company culture and customer commitment that sets American Hotel apart in hospitality.

"Our goal is to make people better in their current jobs and prepare them for future opportunities."

-The mission statement of our Learning and Development Team

undefinedStrengthening our communities

We’re dedicated to supporting the communities where we work and live. As a company, we have a long history of donating products and services, contributing time and resources to worthy organizations and responding to natural disasters.

Our associates volunteer their time and talents to a variety of charities. In fact, our company offers 16 hours of paid time for associates to volunteer with an organization of their choosing. It is our associates that direct much of our charitable focus. For example, each month we spotlight a different associate cause and offer everyone in the American Hotel family ways of contributing and getting involved.

We also organize blood drives, holiday gift donations, special fundraisers and more. 

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    My personal experience at American Hotel Register has been a very positive one:

    The culture here is amazing!
    Despite being one of the largest companies I have worked for, it truly feels like a family here… people that genuinely care and support each other, work cohesively to accomplish common goals, and have fun while doing it.

    Onboarding program
    Another thing that sets American Hotel Register apart from other companies I’ve worked for is the onboarding program. The training sessions are both informative and fun... providing new associates with the knowledge for a strong foundation to be successful.

    Employee recognition
    I have been very impressed with the recognition employees receive both at a department and company level, which is much more abundant and consistent than anywhere I’ve worked before. Sharing successes and celebrating associates contributes to the family culture that is spoken so highly of at American Hotel Register.

    Management that is approachable and receptive to feedback
    I’ve had a few different roles in my career with American Hotel Register thus far and have always found management in each department I've worked for to be very approachable. The company as a whole is welcoming of feedback and frequently implementing ideas from associates. Jim Leahy even joins associates for lunch in the cafeteria… can’t say I’ve experienced that level of approachability at any other company I have ever worked for.

    Development opportunities
    Whether developing within my current role or expanding my skillsets to open doors for additional roles within the company, I’ve always been impressed with the opportunities to do so and the support I have received from managers to provide me with the tools and information needed to accomplish those goals.

    Annual company picnic (food, games, live band, raffles… awesome!)
    Sports leagues (kickball, bowling, basketball, etc.)
    Team activities / celebrations
    Raffles for Allstate arena shows
    Volunteer outing opportunities

    …and more:
    Healthcare benefits
    401k w/company match available
    Fitness center
    Casual Fridays
    Educational assistance program
    Employee discounts
    Work from home opportunities
    Wellness initiatives (yoga, weight loss challenges, etc.)
    On-site services available (haircuts, manicures, massage)


    The expectations I had coming into the company have been far exceeded. The pros have always heavily outweighed any cons in my personal experience with American Hotel Register and nothing significant comes to mind in regard to this category.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees and customers and adapting to their needs…
    Thank you!

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American Hotel Register Photos

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American Hotel Register Interviews



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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at American Hotel Register (Vernon Hills, IL) in July 2017.


    The process was pretty normal, I applied through a job board, and was sent an email from a recruiter stating they liked my back ground and would like to set up some time to talk, did that and scheduled a phone interview, that went really well and next step was a personality test, that went well and was called the following day to set an in person interview with the hr, hiring manager and district manager! Was called the following day and was told they thought I would be better fit for another position, and was scheduled for a second panel interview, and was called a few days later and offered the position! From start to finish the process took roughly 8-10 days! Best interview in a long time, and great group of people, totally felt comfortable and like family! Great company!

    Interview Questions

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American Hotel Register Awards & Accolades

  • Illinois' Healthiest Employers honorees, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
  • Century Award, Loyola University, 2013

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