CHICAGO—The Westin Chicago River North, owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, has completed an extensive renovation that resulted in the transformation of its 429 guestrooms and 20th floor Executive Club Lounge.
The property is one of the brand’s first hotels to offer the new Westin Generation IV room design, which offers natural design touches. In addition to city views, the guestrooms and suites feature new carpeting and wallpaper; photography of Chicago; adaptive furniture for better flow; and the Westin Heavenly Bed, which includes down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress. In the hotel’s renovated bathrooms, amenities include in-room, high-speed Internet access and 42-in. flat-screen televisions.
“We are proud to offer travelers the opportunity to revitalize at our freshly renovated hotel in Chicago’s bustling Near North neighborhood,” said Brent Menzel, GM, The Westin Chicago River North. “The Westin Chicago River North showcases all of the brand’s signature services and amenities including some exciting new offerings.”
A new feature for the hotel is the Treadmill Desk; the sit-stand-walk workstation is being piloted in a guestroom on-property as part of the Westin brand’s commitment to enhance the overall well-being of its guests.
The refurbished 20th floor Executive Club Lounge offers views of the Chicago River and the city skyline, as well as complimentary breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The space features new flooring and wallpaper, flexible seating areas, and amenities including 42-in. plasma televisions, complimentary magazines and newspapers, high-speed Internet, computers and printing stations.
For meetings and weddings, the property now features 19 total meetings rooms and more than 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space with the addition of the Riverfront room. All meeting and event rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art meeting technology.
At Hana located in the lobby, there’s breakfast, lunch, evening cocktails, appetizers, as well as other Westin SuperFoodsRX. Additionally, Kamehachi Sushi Bar features a selection of Japanese specialties also offered through in-room dining.
The hotel is a short distance from the upscale boutiques along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Chicago Theater, the Civic Opera House and other attractions.