NATIONAL REPORT—Hilton has officially opened its first tri-branded property today, while My Place and Radisson have added U.S. locations.
Hilton Opens Chicago Tri-Brand
Hilton, along with First Hospitality Group Inc., opened its first tri-branded property, which includes Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place.
Connected to McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, and adjacent to Wintrust Arena, the property is a one-of-a-kind addition to downtown Chicago’s South Loop and Motor Row District lodging offerings.
Managed by FHG, the 23-story tri-branded hotel has 184 Hilton Garden Inn rooms, 187 Hampton Inn rooms and 95 suites within the Home2 Suites, as well as a skybridge providing guests with access to McCormick Place. Along with each brands’ signature offerings, the hotel provides larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities than what would be standard at a standalone property. These include an expanded exercise room, indoor pool, 24-hour business center and 10 flexible event/meeting spaces totaling nearly 7,000 sq. ft., as well as a wealth of added food & beverage offerings.
Construction of the tri-branded hotel was led by McHugh/UJAMAA LLC, a joint venture between James McHugh Construction Co. and minority owned contractor UJAMAA Construction Inc., and Merritt Development Group. Antunovich Associates served as the building architect, Todd Halamka + Partners as the hotel architect, and Looney Associates as the interior designer.
My Place Opens in Yakima
My Place Hotels of America has opened its newest location in Yakima, WA, the third to open in the state. The three-story, 64-room hotel opened 44 My Place location across 21 states.
Yakima’s newest hotel is independently owned and operated by Thind PMR Enterprises IV Inc. The location becomes the brand’s first to be opened by a member of Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the largest hotel owners association in the world.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Opens Hotel in Erie
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson has opened Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Erie, PA. The hotel has 88 guest rooms and suites. Each room includes an in-room coffee maker, mini refrigerator, plush beds and 49-in. flat-screen TV equipped with HBO services.
Additionally, guests have access to an onsite fitness center, 24-hour business center, an indoor pool and hot tub along with complimentary parking and free WiFi.