NEWTON, MA—Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has opened Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront and Sonesta Irvine – Orange County Airport, expanding its national footprint in two key tourism and business regions. With the addition of these hotels, Sonesta now has more than 55 properties in the United States and more than 80 properties worldwide. The Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront is the third Sonesta in the Chicago area and the first Royal Sonesta in Illinois, while Sonesta Irvine is the company’s third full-service hotel in the Golden State.
Located in the heart of Chicago and centrally located to must-visit attractions, such as the Loop, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and the Theatre District, Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront offers 334 guestrooms, 26 suites and Hoyt’s American Tavern, featuring locally sourced ingredients daily. The property includes 18 flexible meeting spaces totaling 16,000 sq. ft., including space overlooking the Chicago skyline. The 39th Floor Penthouse Ballroom has 2,100 sq. ft. of open space with an additional 1,660-sq.-ft. outdoor terrace. Guests have access to the 24/7 fitness and business centers.
Close to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, Sonesta Irvine has 335 rooms and suites and 11 venues totaling 7,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Sonesta Irvine is set in the Irvine business district with access to local corporate headquarters, iconic California attractions and beaches. Guests have access to the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool as well as Copper Chef Kitchen & Bar, featuring farm-to-table Californian cuisine.
“We are excited to welcome visitors at the new Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront and Sonesta Irvine – Orange County Airport while we expand our presence in the United States and, specifically, in two growing regions for us: the West Coast and Midwest. Their locations in major tourist and business hubs make them an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers to each destination,” said Carlos Flores, president and CEO, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation.