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 CSM Lodging Completes Full-scale Renovation of the Lincolnshire
Homewood Suites by Hilton, in Lincolnshire, Ill., 
Formerly a Hawthorn Suites
MINNEAPOLIS – September 7, 2005 – CSM Lodging announced today the opening of the Lincolnshire Homewood Suites by Hilton, in Lincolnshire, Ill. CSM purchased the hotel, formerly a Hawthorn Suites, in September of 2004 and completed a full-scale renovation of the property to meet Homewood’s upscale standards. Located in the sophisticated northern Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire, the Homewood is CSM’s third Hilton branded property.
“The Homewood brand name is synonymous with attractive, comfortable, high-quality suites perfectly suited for the extended stay traveler,” said Robin Kirk, president of CSM Lodging. “The location alone made this an ideal purchase for CSM Lodging and by turning it into a stunning hotel with high-end amenities and exceptional service, it’s sure to be an incredible asset for us.” 
The Lincolnshire Homewood Suites is conveniently located on Route 22 along I-94, an area which is recognized as a high-tech industry hub. The hotel features spacious, over-sized one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, on-demand movies, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and a data port.  Designed to make guests feel more at home, the hotel offers complimentary Suite Start™ hot breakfast and Welcome Home® receptions, a light meal and beverages available Monday through Thursday evenings.
The residential-style hotel also offers guests an indoor pool and hot tub, an exercise room outfitted with the latest in fitness equipment, dry cleaning services and an on-site business center. For the guests interested in outdoor recreation, a nearby lake provides an excellent opportunity and paths for walking or jogging. The Lincolnshire Homewood Suites also includes four meeting rooms, all fully renovated, that accommodate up to 45 people. Equipped with the latest technology, meeting rooms also have food and beverage services available.
“The Lincolnshire Homewood Suites is a magnificent addition to CSM Lodging’s rapidly growing portfolio,” added Kirk. “The Lincolnshire Homewood aligns perfectly with our long term goal of acquiring high-quality properties in profitable, growing markets.” 
CSM Lodging is a division of CSM Corporation, which owns and operates 38 properties across the United States under the Marriott, Hilton and Carlson brands. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for an unprecedented two years in a row.
CSM Corporation, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Minneapolis. CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. The company’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential and hotel properties across the continental United States.

CSM Corporation

Also See: CSM Lodging Acquires the Milwaukee Marriott West / August 2005
CSM Lodging Acquires Two Residence Inns in the Portland, Oregon Area / February 2005

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