CHICAGO, April 7, 2011—Davidson Hotel Company, one of the nation’s largest independent hotel management companies, today announced that the 367-suite Embassy Suites Chicago-Downtown in Illinois has completed a $12.3 million renovation. Davidson has managed the hotel since June 1, 2010, on behalf of owners, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. Sunstone oversaw the project; Design Force of Denver, Colo., was the design firm for the renovation.
“The renovation has enhanced the overall guest experience
of this exceptionally located hotel,” said Patrick Lupsha, Davidson’s
operating officer. “All guest suites were completely renovated,
new case goods, state-of-the-art workstations, carpeting, wall
flatscreen televisions per suite and bathrooms. We are confident
significant capital investment, coupled with our expertise in the
market, will establish the Embassy Suites Chicago-Downtown as the
upscale, all-suite destination in the market.”
“Chicago is a town with an incredible architectural
heritage, which made this project all the more interesting and
said Roxanne Fancy, president, Design Force. “In addition to
interiors, we installed new carpeting, wall coverings, contrasting
doors and light sconces in the guest corridors. All aspects of
renovation complement the bold and self-assured style for which Chicago
Located at 600 North State Street, in
the heart of downtown Chicago, the upscale,
all-suite hotel is convenient to Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile,
University, Navy Pier, American Girl Place, and Lincoln Park Zoo.
11-story atrium hotel also is near Boeing Headquarters, City Hall and
Chicago Board of Trade.
The Embassy Suites Chicago-Downtown features an indoor,
heated swimming pool; two onsite dining options—Osteria Via Stato and
Stato; 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate
ranging from 10 to 300; 24-hour business center; fully equipped fitness
and Embassy’s hallmark complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast and
manager’s reception. Guest suites offer one or two private
contemporary furnishings, armoires, spacious living rooms, high speed
Internet access, 32” flat panel bedroom television, 40” flat panel
television, and a state-of-the-art workstation.
Design Force offers a suite of services
which guarantee a total project cost with reliability and
company’s unique streamlined process allows for prompt reaction to
product/logistical issues when compared to the traditional purchasing
Design Force’s expansive portfolio encompasses new developments,
renovations and adaptive re-use properties varying in scale and
additional information, visit Design Force’s Web site at http://www.designforcecorp.com.
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. is a lodging
real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns 33 hotels comprised of
rooms. Sunstone’s hotels are primarily in the upper upscale
are generally operated under nationally recognized brands, such as
Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood. For further information,
Sunstone’s Web site at www.sunstonehotels.com.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an
award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides
development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting
the hospitality industry. The company’s portfolio encompasses 48
full-service independent and branded hotels with more than 13,500 rooms
the United States, including such affiliations as Embassy Suites,
Doubletree, Hilton Garden Inn, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Marriott,
Courtyard by Marriott, Radisson and Crowne Plaza. Additional
on Davidson may be found at the company’s Web site, www.davidsonhotels.com.