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Chicago area hotel debuts app for the visually impaired

Chicago area hotel debuts app for the visually impaired

Chicago-based real estate investor and operator Waterton has teamed up with Boni Global to implement the first U.S. commercial application of Loud Steps, a Wi-Fi-based indoor navigation iPhone mapping tool for the visually impaired. The mobile app is making its debut at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center in Skokie, Illinois, a Waterton-owned property.

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Hotel sector capitalizing on healthy demand

Hotel sector capitalizing on healthy demand

The hotel sector is seeing healthy demand via three major sources—corporate transient travel, group and conventions business and leisure travel. This demand is leading to fuller hotels, allowing operators to increase room rates, according to JLL’s Hotels Investment Outlook for the fourth quarter of 2017. This acceleration of operating fundamentals is making investor confidence in the sector more positive.

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Arbor Lodging Partners acquires Courtyard by Marriott in Indianapolis

Arbor Lodging Partners acquires Courtyard by Marriott in Indianapolis

Arbor Lodging Partners, the Chicago-based hotel investment and management company, recently closed its second acquisition in two weeks, the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Northwest. The hotel, located at 7226 Woodland Drive in Indianapolis, marks Arbor Lodging’s sixth property in the Indianapolis market and will be managed by Arbor Lodging Partners’ affiliate Arbor Lodging Management.

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Arbor Lodging Partners enters Chicagoland market with acquisition of Chicago Marriott Schaumburg

Arbor Lodging Partners enters Chicagoland market with acquisition of Chicago Marriott Schaumburg

Arbor Lodging Partners, a Chicago-based hotel investment and management company, has acquired their first property in the Chicagoland market, Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. Located at 50 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL, the 398-room hotel marks Arbor Lodging’s fifth Marriott International-branded hotel and was acquired through a joint-venture with Middleton Partners. The full-service hotel will be managed by Arbor Lodging Partners’ affiliate, Arbor Lodging Management, and is the first in a series of new additions coming to Arbor’s growing portfolio in 2018.