Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport Celebrates Official Opening

148-room Hyatt Place Hotel Located At The Midway Hotel Center, Just Two Blocks Away From The Airport

June 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – White Lodging Services, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and the Weglarz Company today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport, just two blocks from Midway International Airport in Bedford Park, Ill.

“The Midway Hotel Center already features nine premium brands, and we are grateful to the Weglarz Family for giving us the opportunity to be a part of the campus,” said General Manager Justin Rodgers. “Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport has many of the amenities that today’s multitasking travelers seek, and my team and I are very excited to be the first to welcome them to our hotel. With tens of millions of travelers passing through Midway International Airport annually, we will have ample opportunity to showcase the authentic hospitality and purposeful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known.”

Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport is located in the Midway Hotel Center campus, which includes nine other hotels, all managed by White Lodging Services. All hotels at the campus provide a free shuttle service to and from the airport, and the campus is conveniently located just 13 miles from downtown Chicago.

Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport offers:

  • 148 roomy rooms, all of which feature a 47-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and the Cozy Corner, a sectional sofa sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • 2,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting and function space
  • 24/7 Guest Kitchen serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers
  • Coffee to Cocktails bar featuring specialty coffees, premium beers, wines, and cocktails
  • Spacious 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art aerobic and weight equipment
  • An outdoor patio with a fire pit and adjoining putting green, with putters and golf balls supplied at the front desk.

The hotel will also showcase regional art that features Chicago, including several architectural layouts, as well as an ornate grid map.

Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport Leadership

Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport is under the leadership of General Manager Justin Rodgers and Director of Sales Jill Farley. In his role, Rodgers is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s more than 36 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Rodgers is joined by Farley, director of sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Chicago Midway area.

About Hyatt Place

Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings authentic hospitality to the upscale service hotel category for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by the 24/7 lifestyle of multitasking travelers, Hyatt Place hotels combine style with casual hospitality; featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper, free Wi-Fi everywhere, 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and free hot breakfast for guests. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgotten and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 220 locations in the United States, Armenia, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Morocco, Puerto Rico, The Netherlands, and United Arab Emirates. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.

About The Weglarz Company

Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport opening marks the 10th hotel the Weglarz Company has developed at the Midway Hotel Center. The Weglarz Company engages in commercial real estate development and investment throughout the Chicagoland area, and is based in Orland Park, Ill. Founded by Jacob Weglarz in 1963, it is now owned and run by his two sons, Jon and Mark Weglarz. The Weglarz Company is committed to owning and developing the highest quality buildings and establishing long-term, productive relationships with its clients and communities. For more information about the Weglarz Company, please contact Cheryl Evans at +1 708 403 3399.

About White Lodging Services Corporation

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company focused on developing and operating premium-branded hotels in growing urban markets across the United States. The company is a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 161 hotels in 21 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotel Group and InterContinental Hotel Group. For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of March 31, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 599 properties in 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

SOURCE Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Contacts:

Siân Martin
Hyatt
+1 312 780 5797
sian.martin@hyatt.com

Kathleen Sebastian
White Lodging Services
+1 317 435 7446
kathleen.sebastian@whitelodging.com

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