Cicero’s Development Corp., a Plainfield, Illinois-based general contractor, has been selected by Weglarz Company for the transformation and rebranding of the Holiday Inn Midway hotel into the DoubleTree by Hilton Midway. Renovation of the property, located one mile from Chicago’s Midway International Airport, is scheduled for May 2019.
The multi-stage renovation of the property, located at 6624 S. Cicero Avenue in Chicago, calls for updating the four-story building’s 145 guestrooms, suites and corridors to DoubleTree branding standards. The hotel’s business center, indoor pool, three meeting spaces, lounge and fitness center will be updated in a planned next stage. The hotel will remain open to guests during this first stage of the renovation process.
“This rebranding underscores our ability to fully reposition a hotel in a very short period of time,” said Sam Cicero, president of Cicero’s Development Corp. “We are excited to work with IHG on a renovation that truly speaks to the wants and needs of today’s business and leisure travelers.”
All 145 guestrooms will receive new carpeting, drapes, paint, beds and furniture, as well as wall-mounted TVs, contemporary artwork and lighting. King room bathrooms are being upgraded with bathtub-to-shower conversions for walk-in convenience. Remodeled showers will be surrounded by upscale tile with clean lines and modern glass enclosures, creating a modern, city-smart aesthetic. Further enhancing the guest experience will be stylish new vanities, ceramic tile flooring and backlit mirrors.
“The new DoubleTree Midway will focus on delivering superior hospitality to allow guests to relax and create memorable moments throughout their stay,” said Mark Weglarz, co-president, Weglarz Company. “While it may have a new look and a new name, the hotel will continue to provide the same first-class visitor experience that has made busy travelers feel at home for many years.”