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Steve Martens develops another hotel in Kansas

Steve Martens develops another hotel in Kansas

The Best Western Plus West Lawrence opened Oct. 19 at 6101 Rock Chalk Drive in Lawrence, Kansas. The first property developed at Lawrence’s mixed-use site The Mercato, the 112-room hotel features upgraded guest amenities, a full-service lobby bar with big screen TVs and an indoor saltwater pool, fitness center, grilling patio and fire pits in the outdoor courtyard.

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Red Roof expands The Red Collection with Springfield hotel

Red Roof expands The Red Collection with Springfield hotel

State House Inn, the second property and first franchised property in The Red Collection, Red Roof’s first soft-brand, has opened in Illinois’ capital city, Springfield. Located in the heart of downtown, the property features 125 guest rooms and has undergone a full renovation. The property is owned by Vendian Capital Management and managed by Packard Hospitality Management.

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Aries Capital and Four Corners Advisors form strategic alliance

Neil Freeman, chairman and chief executive officer of Aries Capital, LLC, and Michael Shindler, president and chief executive officer of Four Corners Advisors, Inc., announced that the two Chicago-based firms have formed a strategic alliance to provide an end-to-end hotel advisory, transaction and financing platform for hotel developers and investors across the United States, Caribbean and other international markets.

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An inviting hotel lobby welcomes guests who want to relax or plug in, with plush high-tops, outlets for multiple devices and free Wi-Fi.

The St. Clair Hotel officially opens in downtown Chicago

The St. Clair Hotel is set to open in downtown Chicago at 162 E. Ontario Street, just one block from Michigan Avenue. The first property in The Red Collection, Red Roof’s first soft-brand, the hotel is designed to give guests an authentic upper-midscale experience at a value price. A restaurant is scheduled to open on the premises in the future as well.

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New WoodSpring Suites hotel opens in Carol Stream, Illinois

New WoodSpring Suites hotel opens in Carol Stream, Illinois

Choice Hotels International, Inc., in collaboration with Holladay Properties, LLC, opened the WoodSpring Suites Chicago Carol Stream. The new WoodSpring Suites hotel, located at 1160 N. Gary Avenue in Carol Stream, Illinois, is the second hotel in the Chicago metro that the two companies have opened this year following the WoodSpring Suites Chicago Tinley Park which opened in March.