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Hilton Chicago Caters to the Pharma Market
March 30, 2015
In an effort to target the pharma meetings market specifically, the property has launched its own dedicated landing page that speaks directly to these clients.
In addition, the hotel has three sales team members, three event services managers and two catering managers specifically for pharma groups.
As pharma codes and federal regulations can be tedious, the property also excels in tailoring menus for this market maintaining these budgets.
The Langham, Chicago Receives Prestigious LEED® Gold-Green Building Certification
March 23, 2015
The Langham, Chicago (330 N. Wabash Ave.) announces the recognition of LEED® Gold Level of Certification award. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
"The Langham, Chicago's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council says. "The urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and The Langham serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish."
The Langham, Chicago achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
For example, The Langham utilizes the AMA building’s recycling program that allows the hotel to recycle paper and cardboard for reuse in the office building. Inncom, a temperature controlled thermostat and lighting system featured in each guestroom, defaults the temperature in unoccupied rooms to 70-76 degrees along with queuing lights to shut off when guests exit the room. The hotel uses CFL 13W and LED 14W energy-saving light bulbs, that use 70 percent less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs. In addition to composting kitchen waste, The Langham also employs the LEED-Certified Integrated Pest Management (IPM) System, which eliminates regular pesticide application and combines several strategies to achieve long-term solutions for pest control.
“With our constant efforts of design innovation for The Langham brand, we’ve also placed a great deal of importance in energy efficiency and sustainable efforts,” Managing Director Robert Schofield says. “We’re thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition, as this award confirms our goals for energy proficiency, the selection of environment-friendly materials and resources, and indoor air quality.”
On March 12, 2015 the newly constructed Holiday Inn Express SW I-94 opened for business.
March 19, 2015
The 110 room limited service property is located off of I-94, one block off 45th street and 5 miles from downtown Fargo. FCH welcomes this new Holiday Inn Express to their portfolio which is made up of full service, select service and limited service hotels.
“We are excited to be adding the newly constructed hotel to our portfolio,” said Heidi Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer, FCH. “We have a great track record with IHG properties and we’re proud to showcase this beautifully built new hotel as part of our portfolio. We look forward to providing terrific guest service from the team on staff.”
The property features all the comforts guests expect including a sparkling indoor pool together with a Play land for the children and a whirlpool for relaxing. Also included is an expanded fitness center, complimentary breakfast, complimentary wireless Internet access and business services including computer access and copier/fax services.
“FCH will ensure that this hotel operates at its highest potential and that ultimately means a better product and experience for our guests,” said General Manager James Serrao. “We are dedicated to providing unmatched service for our guests, and with FCH’s leadership we will continue to provide an experience that will make this hotel Fargo Moorhead’s lodging choice.”
The hotel provides a more spacious guest room for all types of travelers with locations close to prominent local business such as nearby restaurants, shopping centers and the Fargo Convention Bureau. The Holiday Inn Express SW I-94 hotel also provides 1100 square feet of meeting space to accommodate 75 people with catering.
About the new Holiday Inn Express SW I - 94, Fargo, North Dakota
The hotel features a modern atmosphere that is inviting and comforting for its guests, accented with a bright and bold color palette combined with contemporary furnishings. Guest rooms and suites are equipped with complimentary Internet access, comfortable bedding, bath amenities, flat screen TV’s with premium channels and large desks with ergonomic desk chairs. All guests of the hotel are treated to Holiday Inn Express signature complimentary Hot & Cold Express Start® breakfast bar.
The property features all the comforts guests expect including a unique indoor pool with waterslides and hot tub, along with a state of the art expansive fitness center. Flexible meeting space with catering and a fully stocked Sundry shop.
The hotel is ideal for business travelers, with the aforementioned proximity to Interstate 94 and just 15 minutes from downtown Fargo, close to prominent local business such as Home Depot.
Visit www.holidayinnexpress.com/fargondsw for more information.
Visit www.fchhotels.com for more information.
The Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hotel, IL, Completes Renovation
March 16, 2015
Officials of The Dow Hotel Company (DHC), a leading hotel owner/investor and operator, today announced that it has completed the $8.6 million renovation of the 269-room, AAA Four Diamond-rated Hilton Orrington/Evanston. The hotel is owned by a joint venture comprised of DHC and The Carlyle Group's (NASDAQ: CG) Carlyle Realty Partners VI and is operated by DHC.
"The Hilton Orrington/Evanston has been a part of the fabric of Evanston for decades, hosting countless business meetings, proms, receptions and parties celebrating all of life's milestones," said Murray L. Dow II, DHC founder and president. "The concept behind the renovation of this historic hotel was to incorporate details of its illustrious past with the current needs and desires of today's business and leisure travelers. The hotel is well positioned to maintain its place as a cherished member of the community while appealing to new travelers to the area."
All guest rooms and baths were completely renovated, including new carpeting, televisions, furniture, lighting, beds, bedding, showers and tiling. The hotel's 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC)-certified center, as well as its additional 20,000 square feet of meeting space which includes the famous Grand Orrington Ballroom, were upgraded with new furniture, art and carpeting.
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AC Hotel Kansas City Westport Celebrates Official Opening
March 12, 2015
Noble Investment Group ("Noble") announced the opening of AC Hotel Kansas City Westport located in the Historic Westport District of Kansas City, Missouri. Formerly the Q Hotel Kansas City, the property underwent a comprehensive European design-led conversion to create stylish guest rooms with glass enclosed showers, an AC Library with state-of-the-art technology to inspire productivity along with the buzz and revelry of the AC Lounge.
“We are thrilled to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to the greater Kansas City area”, said Hugh Chandler, general manager, AC Hotel Kansas City Westport. “This European inspired hotel with an urban spirit will offer our guests a key to unlock this dynamic neighborhood.”
The hotel is located in the heart of the renowned Historic Westport District of Kansas City, a thriving shopping and entertainment district which boasts a rich history as the regions oldest established community. Additionally, Kansas City is home to St. Luke's Hospital, The University of Missouri Kansas City, the Kansas City Reserve Bank, the Kansas City Board of Trade as well as the headquarters for Hallmark Cards and Bernstein-Rein.
AC Hotel Kansas City Westport offers:
AC Hotels by Marriott is a highly acclaimed urban lifestyle hotel brand that currently offers a portfolio of more than 72 hotels throughout Spain, Italy, Portugal and France and the United States. The brand boasts a stylish, urban, cosmopolitan design while creating a tailor-made guest experience.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit AC Hotel Kansas City Westport or call +1.816.931.0001.
Hilton Worldwide Welcomes Chicago’s “LondonHouse” to Curio – A Collection by Hilton
March 11, 2015
Hilton Worldwide announced the addition of LondonHouse to Curio – A Collection by Hilton, a global brand of distinctive upper upscale and luxury hotels, hand-picked for travelers who seek local discovery and authentic experiences. LondonHouse will be located in Chicago’s historic London Guarantee Building and new 22-story architecturally synchronized Modernist glass tower.
“LondonHouse will embody all the hallmarks of what connects Curio – A Collection by Hilton, to the energy and pulse of local communities,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “With its rich history and combination of iconic 1920s architecture and its 21st Century Modernist glass tower addition in the heart of Chicago, LondonHouse will give curious travelers that authentic experience that has become synonymous with the Curio brand.”
As the property approaches opening in Spring 2016, customers will be able to book reservations by visiting www.londonhousechicago.com or www.curiocollection.com. Interested guests are also encouraged to “like” LondonHouse on Facebook and “follow” on Twitter and Instagram.
Read the full release here.
Hyatt Place Canton Celebrates Official Opening
March 9, 2015
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and TMI Hospitality announced the opening of Hyatt Place Canton, a 105-room hotel located in Belden Village Shopping area.
“We are very excited to bring Hyatt Place brand to Canton, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said General Manager Jack Butler. “The Hyatt Place brand was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to leisure travelers will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour food offerings and the 24-hour fitness center.”
The hotel is nearby well-known attractions such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Gervasi Vineyards, Fannie Mae Chocolate Factory, McKinley Science Museum, the Classic Car Museum, and the Akron Canton Airport. Guests may also enjoy a wide variety of restaurants within a mile radius of the hotel and shopping at Belden Village Mall.
Hyatt Place Canton offers:
Hyatt Place Canton Leadership
Hyatt Place Canton is under the leadership of General Manager Jack Butler and Director of Sales Jill Nussbaum. In his role, Jack Butler is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 28 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Jill Nussbaum is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Canton area.