Hotel Arista Earns Place on 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating List

Hotel Arista was named as a new Four-Star Hotel on Forbes official 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list. Of all eight Illinois hotels that received a rating from the Forbes Travel Guide, Hotel Arista is the only recipient not located in the city of Chicago.

"Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world," said Michael Cascone, president of Forbes Travel Guide. "These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer."

Hostmark Hospitality Group to Manage Pheasant Run Resort & Spa

Saint Charles Resort, LLC, purchased The Pheasant Run Resort & Spa in St. Charles, which has been in foreclosure since 2011. It was recently announced that Hostmark Hospitality Group will manage the 473-room property and oversee a $5 million capital improvement project to rejuvenate the 250-acre resort.

Marcus Hotels to Convert Four Points by Sheraton into AC Hotel by Marriott in Chicago

Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced their plans to convert its Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile hotel into an AC Hotel by Marriott. Chicago will see one of the first AC Hotels, a brand of stylish and cosmopolitan hotels by Marriott, in the United Statess. The hotel is set to open in the spring of 2015.

Kokua Hospitality Announces New Appointments to Leadership Team

Kokua Hospitality, LLC recently announced several key executive appointments with the promotion of four internal team members. 

"These new executive appointments reflect the strength and adaptability of our talented team," said Phil Tufano, chief operating officer.  "The depth of the new management team will help drive our transformation as we continue to grow our hotel footprint across the country."

Hilton Garden Inn Welcomes New Renovations

White Lodging Services recently announced the 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville completed its renovation in early December. 

The hotel now features elements of Project Grow, a major brand revitalization initiative that includes upgrades to the property’s communal spaces including the lobby and the guest reception area. Guests will see tailored color schemes, lobby bars and updated floor and tile work. 


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