NATIONAL REPORT—A bevy of hotel openings have happened across the U.S., including the opening of the 40th My Place Hotel, and a first for two companies in Illinois.
My Place Hotel – St. George, UT
With the opening of My Place Hotel – St. George, UT, My Place Hotels of America welcomes its 40th location and third in the state. The property is independently owned by Hotel Barons STG LLC. Utah developments aren’t slowing down for the company, as plans are underway for a fourth My Place location in nearby Hurricane, and a fifth in Moab, UT.
Four Points Mt. Prospect
Four Points Mt. Prospect recently opened in Illinois. The 50,000-sq.-ft., three-story hotel includes 93 rooms and has an on-site traditional American cuisine restaurant, fitness and business centers, and an indoor pool and spa.
Nexgen Hotels purchased the hotel for $5,150,000 and made renovations totaling $3.2 million to convert the hotel into a Four Points by Sheraton. Renovations included new guestrooms and bathrooms, an addition of a restaurant and bar, a fitness center expansion, new lobby and exterior work.
Nexgen Hotels, a hotel development and management company, was the general contractor and developer. The company is working for the first time with Midas Hospitality, a hotel management group, which will manage the property. This is the first Four Points brand hotel for both Nexgen Hotels and Midas Hospitality.
Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills
The 134-suite Crowne Plaza – Farmington Hills in Michigan, previously the Holiday Inn Farmington Hills, recently opened. Among the highlights there is 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space equipped for a variety of events, from business groups to weddings.
In addition to being owned by Everett House Partners, the property is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, which manages several other IHG hotels. The hotel is the eighth IHG property and fourth Crowne Plaza hotel in Crescent Hotels & Resorts’ management portfolio.
Claridge House Chicago
Oxford Hotels & Resorts LLC, the Chicago-based hotel management and branding affiliate of Oxford Capital Group LLC, has opened Claridge House Chicago.
Formerly known as Hotel Indigo, the hotel commenced a $9-million transformation, resulting in the renovated, boutique hotel with 165 guestrooms and the upcoming on-property restaurant Juniper Spirits & Oysters.
The renovation included the transformation of all spaces, turning the classical building constructed in 1923 by native Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager into a “fresh and modern” space. The Gettys Group’s design utilizes rings, spheres, and other circular imagery to represent Claridge House Chicago coming full circle—returning to its roots as a residential hotel, as it was when the property was known as Claridge Hotel until 2005.