The Westin Chicago River North Completes Extensive Renovation

The Westin Chicago River North Completes Extensive Renovation

Located Just Steps from the “Magnificent Mile” Shopping District, The Westin Chicago River North Boasts Fresh Guest Room Décor and Refurbished 20th Floor Executive Club Lounge

CHICAGO - June 23, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Westin Chicago River North, owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, recently announced it has completed an extensive renovation that resulted in the transformation of its 429 guestrooms and 20th floor Executive Club Lounge. Operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), The Westin Chicago River North finished the three-month project in early March as part of the Westin brand’s efforts to continuously refresh its rapidly growing global portfolio, which topped 200 hotels in 2014.

The Westin Chicago River North is one of the brand’s first hotels to offer the new Westin Generation IV room design, which creates a modern-day oasis from the rigors of travel with a soothing color palate and a variety of natural design touches. In addition to spectacular city views, the guest rooms and suites boast fresh new carpeting and wallpaper; photography that captures the essence of Chicago; more flexible, adaptive furniture for better flow; and the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – with lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. In the hotel’s renovated bathrooms, guests will enjoy the Heavenly® Bath, enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities. Additional amenities include in-room, high-speed Internet access and 42” flat screen televisions.

“We are proud to offer travelers the opportunity to revitalize at our freshly renovated hotel in Chicago’s bustling Near North neighborhood,” said Brent Menzel, General Manager of The Westin Chicago River North. “The Westin Chicago River North showcases all of the brand’s signature services and amenities – including some exciting new offerings.”

The hotel is also proud to announce the introduction of a new unique amenity, the Treadmill Desk. This sit-stand-walk workstation is being piloted in a guest room on-property, allowing travelers more opportunities to move and work well, while aligning with the Westin brand’s commitment to enhance the overall wellbeing of its guests.

The newly refurbished 20th floor Executive Club Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy breathtaking views of the Chicago River and the city skyline, as well as complimentary breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. This sleek space features new flooring and wallpaper, flexible seating areas, and amenities including 42” plasma televisions, complimentary magazines and newspapers, high-speed Internet, computers and printing stations.

A popular choice for meetings and weddings, The Westin Chicago River North now features 19 total meetings rooms and over 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with the addition of the Riverfront room. All meeting and event rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art meeting technology.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, evening cocktails, appetizers, as well as other Westin SuperFoodsRX™ options at Hana located in the lobby. Kamehachi Sushi Bar, also located in the lobby, features an enticing selection of Japanese specialties which can also be enjoyed through in-room dining.

The Westin Chicago River North is a short stroll from the upscale boutiques along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Chicago Theater, the Civic Opera House and a variety of world-class restaurants, night clubs and bars. The hotel also offers convenient access to many top-rated attractions including Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago and Wrigley Field – home of the legendary Chicago Cubs baseball team.

Westin Hotels & Resorts, like all brands within Starwood’s robust portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which made headlines when it launched in 1999 with a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. SPG® offers members the ability to redeem awards at more resorts, more luxury properties, more European hotels and more golf properties than any other hotel program.

For more information on Westin Chicago River North, please visit www.westinchicago.com, Facebook.

For more information on Westin Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.westin.com, Facebook or follow Westin on Twitter.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy “For a Better You™” through the Westin Well-being Movement, a platform comprised of six well-being pillars: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed (Sleep Well), RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance® (Move Well), delicious and nutritious meal options of SuperFoodsRx™ (Eat Well), the innovative workspace Tangent (Work Well), Westin Weekend signature experiences (Play Well), and the brand’s nature-inspired design, signature sensory welcome, Heavenly Bath and Heavenly Spa (Feel Well). Westin, like all brands within the Starwood portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, the industry’s leading loyalty program. To learn more, visit www.starwoodhotels.com/westin. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.

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SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Media Contact:

Tanya Elm
Westin Hotels & Resorts
646-768-2782
Tanya.Elm@starwoodhotels.com

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