The Crowne Plaza Springfield has completed an extensive renovation of all 288 guestrooms, suites, public areas and meeting rooms. The property is one of the first Crowne Plaza’s to offer a new-age guestroom featuring the “WorkLife” concept.
This next generation guestroom is designed to meet the changing needs of today’s modern business traveler. Similar to the “working triangle” of a chef’s kitchen, the concept allows guests to move freely between three key areas—a cocooned bed, flexible “nook” and streamlined workspace.
The guestroom layout now features an angled bed with a padded, curved headboard and insulated wall panels on each side of the room that helps reduce noise levels, contributing to a better sleep. The nook area offers a multi-purpose and comfortable space to hold informal meetings, doubling as an area to socialize and relax away from the traditional workspace.
“Our new “WorkLife” rooms provide guests with a mix of comfort, connectivity and flexibility,” said General Manager Alan Filer. “Our newly renovated property is perfect for modern travelers blending business with leisure.”
Known as the premier convention hotel in Central Illinois, the Crowne Plaza Springfield offers more than 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space – including a 13,000 square foot ballroom, 28,000 square foot exhibit hall and a 4,190 square foot outdoor deck overlooking the city. The property also features two full-service dining concepts, a lobby bar, indoor rooftop swimming pool and business center.
Additionally, the Crowne Plaza Springfield’s sister property – the Holiday Inn Express – unveiled a combination of fresh, dynamic and focused design features that enables an efficient and engaging stay.
The guestroom provides a revitalized, contemporary space with comforts and features with functional and flexible work space, allowing for maximum productivity. The property also includes a multi-purpose lobby complete with Express brand’s Express Start™ breakfast bar, dining area and additional seating areas.
The combination of hotels provides the best event venue in Springfield – under one roof – with over 70,000 square feet of meeting space, certified Crowne Meetings Directors, free parking, complimentary internet in all guestrooms and three on-site restaurants.
The Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express in Springfield, Illinois are operated by Driftwood Hospitality Management under franchise agreements with InterContinental Hotel Group.
About Driftwood Hospitality Management
Based in North Palm Beach, Fla., Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC is a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry. Guided by The Driftwood Difference – Flexibility, Diversity, Integrity, Accessibility, Originality, the company covers the full spectrum of lodging business needs. From full-service, upscale and upper-upscale hotels to mid-size extended-stay, select and limited-service properties, Driftwood’s portfolio represents virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. Focused on strategic acquisition, development, third-party management, asset management and receivership, Driftwood has extensive management experience and relationships with most major brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Inc., Carlson, Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Wyndham Worldwide. With offices in Costa Rica, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Miami, Fla., the company and its hotels have received more than 20 industry awards in the past three years.