Hospitality Midwest
For hotels, it’s all about the experience

For hotels, it’s all about the experience

Brand loyalty used to drive hotel guests’ decisions, but there’s been a shift toward experience. In order to balance guests’ desires for convenience and exclusivity, the hospitality industry has had to transform, offering the loyalty points, booking expediency and other features of a chain hotel with the hip feel and cutting-edge amenities of a one-off boutique.

Hospitality X Missouri
Missouri city welcoming first Avid hotel

Missouri city welcoming first Avid hotel

The City of Belton, Missouri, has approved development plans for a 95-room Avid Hotel by Intercontinental Hotels Group. Located on the north side of 58 Highway just west of Markey Parkway, the four-story hotel is expected to be the first Avid concept to open in the Kansas City area.

Hospitality N Illinois
Multi-million dollar, full-scale renovation underway at Hyatt Regency Deerfield

Multi-million dollar, full-scale renovation underway at Hyatt Regency Deerfield

Full-scale renovations are underway at the Hyatt Regency Deerfield, a full-service luxury hotel in Chicago’s north suburbs. Phase one of the project, which includes a $14 million overhaul of all guest rooms, is slated for completion by April 2019. The second phase, which will commences in the fall of 2019, will include the remainder of the interior enhancements. The property will remain open during renovation.

Hospitality N Illinois
McKibbon Hospitality to manage Hyatt House in Chicago's Fulton Market District

McKibbon Hospitality to manage Hyatt House in Chicago's Fulton Market District

Tampa, Florida-based McKibbon Hospitality has been awarded the management contract for the Hyatt House Chicago Fulton Market District. The hotel is being developed by Sterling Bay and is owned by an affiliate of Wheelock Street Capital and Sterling Bay. The hotel will be McKibbon Hospitality’s first management property in the growing Fulton Market District of Chicago.

Hospitality W Minnesota
Residence Inn by Marriott opens in downtown St. Paul

Residence Inn by Marriott opens in downtown St. Paul

The 100-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in St. Paul, Minnesota, opened earlier this month. Located at 200 Grand Ave., the all-suite Residence Inn St. Paul Downtown will operate as a Marriott franchise, developed by Kaeding Development, LLC, owned by St. Paul Hotel Ventures, LLC and managed by Compass45 Hospitality, LLC of Bloomington, Minnesota.