New Dual-Branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Property Opens in Chicago Downtown South Loop
Hilton brings a new multi-brand hotel to the shores of Lake Michigan
May 30, 2019 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop. The new property brings a total of 342 new rooms and suites (many featuring scenic lakeshore views) to downtown Chicago’s bustling South Loop neighborhood along with 95 new hospitality jobs. The dual-brand hotel adds even more versatile options for guests visiting the Windy City, which attracted a record number of nearly 58 million tourists in 2018.*
“The popularity of Chicago and its flourishing South Loop neighborhood is undeniable, and the city remains a top destination for business and leisure travelers from across the globe,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Focused Service category, Hilton. “With increasing demand comes increasing competition, but by drawing on our vast experience with multi-brand hotels, we were able bring two of our award-wining brands, their wealth of amenities and an enhanced choice of lodging options to this downtown market.”
Developed and owned by SB Yen Management Group, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop is located at 55 E. 11th St. and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop is located at 59 E. 11th St., offering guests convenient access to the largest convention center in the country, McCormick Place, as well as Soldier Field, Grant Park, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and more. The hotel boasts a fresh, sleek, contemporary design featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with many rooms offering spectacular Grant Park and lakeshore views.
For the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop, the multi-brand model drove an efficient building process through shared construction and zoning. Similarly, it delivers day-to-day operational efficiency by combining some of the facilities and back-of-house areas and adding more opportunities to cross-sell across both brands. Hilton is a leader in the multi-brand hotel space, with innovative properties open across the country.
The multi-brand concept also creates enhanced and larger communal areas than what would be standard at a stand-alone property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has a shared 24-hour business center, fitness center and indoor pool for guests to unwind and relax in after a lengthy meeting while encouraging family fun for leisure travelers on vacation. The property also offers flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 85 people.
In addition to the signature, complimentary breakfast offerings for guests of Homewood Suites by Hilton, the hotel features Mei’s, a refined Asian eatery open to both guests and the public. Mei’s, which denotes “beautiful” in Mandarin, will feature authentic homemade cuisine from China’s renowned provinces, serving the freshest and finest ingredients in traditional Cantonese, Szechuan and Taiwanese delicacies. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a menu of small plates curated to provide a balance of tastes, textures, fragrances and colors.
Guests of Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop will have access to The Shop, a 24-hour, grab-and-go retail space, offering an upscale mix of healthy, indulgent and fresh foods, including salads, gourmet snack items and artisanal food offerings, varietal beverages and a self-serve specialty coffee bar. Each guest room boasts the brand’s signature bedding, featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig® coffee maker. The hotel offers other amenities and services, including complimentary WiFi throughout the property, 24-hour business center with Print Spots™ remote printing and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop offers a combination of studio and one-bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens, 49-inch HDTVs and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided all the essentials needed for a smart, reliable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and a grocery shopping service**.
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop are part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop or call +1 312 753 5100 for Hilton Garden Inn, or visit Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop, or call +1 312 753 3100 for Homewood Suites by Hilton.
Read more at newsroom.hilton.com/hgi and newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites.
*SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 820 hotels in 42 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 480 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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