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White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust Complete Full Property
Renovation of the 200-room Chicago Marriott Midway in Illinois

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Dec. 20, 2012 -- White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust are pleased to announce the completion of a full property renovation of all 200 guestrooms, concierge lounge, lobby, banquet space, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center and business center at the Chicago Marriott Midway.

The hotel, located at 6520 S. Cicero Ave. in Bedford Park, Ill., completed the multimillion dollar renovation Sept. 30, 2012. Designed with the traveler in mind, the new guest rooms are the epitome of comfort and productivity with new carpet, wall vinyl, curtains, artwork, bed linens, wireless internet, HD signal, Marriott refreshing mint bedding decor package, and guest bathrooms that boast granite countertops.

The lobby now has the Marriott Great Room concept centering around a fireplace with an open floor plan connecting the lobby to the bar. A similar lighting set up and feel can be experienced in the concierge lounge.

Carefully chosen artwork and new chandelier shades adorn the new ballroom for guests to enjoy the breathtaking and stunning atmosphere.

Located only two blocks from Chicago Midway's International Airport, the hotel is a short drive or train ride to all downtown Chicago has to offer including shopping on the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Chicago's renowned restaurants, the stadiums of Chicago's sports teams and the museums and aquarium. Offering a complimentary 24/7 shuttle to Midway Airport, this property offers guests a transportation alternative to all of these downtown Chicago must-sees.

"The new guest rooms and meeting space really put us a step above our competition. We have always strived to provide our guests with the best, most comfortable stay. With this renovation, we take the guest experience to the next level. The Marriott Chicago Midway is the perfect hotel for business or pleasure," said Erin Bertollini, general manager at White Lodging.

The Chicago Marriott Midway's 200 rooms are spread throughout the six-story building. The hotel offers multiple meeting rooms with 5,700 square feet of meeting space, which can hold 360 people. The hotel also features an indoor pool, a Starbucks, Dempsey's restaurant and lobby bar.

To reserve a room at the newly renovated hotel, call the hotel directly at (708) 594-5500 or visit the website at www.marriott.com/denms.

About White Lodging Services Corporation
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of over 159 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide. For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com or call 219-472-2861.

< style="font-weight: bold;">About RLJ Lodging Trust
<>RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused service and compact full-service hotels. The Company's portfolio consists of 145 hotels in 21 states and the District of Columbia, with a total of more than 21,600 rooms. Additional information may be found on the Company's website: http://rljlodgingtrust.com
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Contact:

White Lodging
Kathleen Quilligan
Phone: 219.472.2861
Fax:219.472.2273
Kathleen.Quilligan@whitelodging.com
www.whitelodging.com


 
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