CHICAGO - Following a multimillion-dollar, eight-month renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport opens today as Hilton’s closest full-service hotel to the nearby international airport. The 146-room hotel, located on the site of the former Cracker Jack factory, is part of the Midway Hotel Center-Weglarz Hotel Collection, owned by The Weglarz Company and managed by White Lodging.
Located in Bedford Park, the refreshed hotel has a unique interior design from Interior Image Group meant to welcome guests with new features, beginning with the lobby. Created with both business and leisure travelers in mind, the open lobby features a linear gas fireplace, communal tables with convenient power outlets, a shuffleboard table and a modernized Coaches Sports Bar & Grill.
“Conveniently located just blocks from Chicago Midway International Airport, we’re excited to welcome guests to our hotel as we bring a renewed focus on delivering the best experiences for travelers,” said Mark Weglarz, co-president, The Weglarz Company. “From our lobby, to specialized offerings such as vegan dishes at Coaches Sports Bar & Grill, we are thrilled for guests from around the world to visit DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport.”
Beyond the lobby, the multi-stage renovation included all guest rooms and public areas, including the restaurant, meetings and events spaces, and state-of-the-art fitness center. The spacious guest rooms include an in-room safe, chaise lounge and custom amenities designed for relaxation and productivity. The renovated meetings and events space includes a 2,100-square-foot ballroom, perfect for events such as family reunions or graduation parties.
The hotel also boasts a new patio, featuring string lights, a fire pit, soft seating and activities designed for fun, including foosball. Additionally, a complimentary shuttle service is available to and from Chicago Midway International Airport.
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport is located at 6624 S. Cicero Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60638. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport or call +1-708-563-6490.
Weglarz Hotel Collection
It all started back in 1985. Through hard work and deep dedication to the community, founder Jacob Weglarz took what once was a site filled with abandoned and condemned factories and created the Weglarz Legacy. “Jack” as he was called – used both his vision of what could be achieved and simultaneous attention to details to set the redevelopment plans in motion – and the Midway Hotel Center took flight. The current owners, sons Jon and Mark, are dedicated to carrying on the legacy of their father’s exceptional standards, meaningful relationships, and an overall love for Chicagoland. This is reflective in the Weglarz Hotel Collection’s consistent high guest scores. Within their brands, they are consistently earning top ranking and awards for great satisfaction. To welcome and send off folks from around the world traveling through Midway’s International Airport brings great joy and meaning to their work and of the great team that has been assembled here. It’s the goal of Midway Hotel Center to facilitate an environment where your dreams, too, can take flight.
About White Lodging
White Lodging, established in 1985, is one of the leading ownership, development, and management companies in America. An innovative trendsetter, the organization’s portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban select hotels with more than $1 billion in managed revenue. White Lodging operates more than 90-premium hotels, 30 restaurants and 30 brands in 19 states. Success knows no boundaries at White Lodging, where associates and leadership have consistently earned superior guest satisfaction scores, top market share and industry-leading profit margins while recruiting the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades. White Lodging is a proud winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award. For more information about White Lodging, visit www.whitelodging.com, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 146 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 640 hotels with more than 147,700 rooms across 51 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.