The Residence Inn Chicago Wilmette has opened as the newest Marriott franchise, managed by White Lodging Services of Merrillville, Ind.
The all-suite hotel located on Chicago’s North Shore presents flexible spaces and amenities designed for stays of five nights or more. Studios and suites offer fully-equipped kitchens with residential-sized appliances, an array of outlets and extra storage space to allow for ease of extended stays. The hotel also offers guests convenient services such as complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, a 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning and an onsite guest laundry room.
"We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn Hotels in the Wilmette area," said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. "When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive."
The hotel features fully functional public spaces for collaboration and relaxation. Amenities of the public spaces include a meeting room, a printing station for boarding passes and an exercise room. Casual evening gatherings will be held weeknights as a social outlet on the road, complete with light fare.
"Any time you are able to offer something new and unique, it’s a wonderful feeling," said Kathryn O’Connell, general manager of Residence Inn Wilmette. "We love being part of this community and can’t wait to welcome guests to the town we call home."
Caroline Yates will be joining O’Connell on the leadership team as the director of sales. Yates is the former senior corporate group and business transient sales manager at the Courtyard Chicago/Magnificent Mile.