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Cambria Hotels' Detroit Debut and More Mid-American Property News

May 24, 2023
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Illinois 

Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites O'Hare Airport
Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites O'Hare Airport

IHG Hotels & Resorts opened a new dual-branded property in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont. Located within five minutes of one of the busiest airports in the world, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites O’Hare Airport offers 284 flexible and modern accommodations, including 139 Holiday Inn guest rooms and 145 Staybridge Suites across nine floors. The Holiday Inn portion of the property is the first in the Americas to feature the brand’s modernized H5 guest room design concepts, and all guests have access to amenities including an indoor pool, fitness center and outdoor patio. 

Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites O’Hare Airport offers more than 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Sky on Nine event venue featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and the Control Tower boardroom, which can seat 12 for a lunch or meeting. 

The dual-branded property also houses Land & Lake Restaurant, offering Midwestern classics made with locally sourced ingredients

[Related: Central Illinois Cities Along Route 66 With Historical Meetings Opportunities]

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is renovating its Grand Tower rooms and meeting spaces to bring an elevated travel experience in time for summer travel, with reimagined spaces set to be completed this month. Located on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue, the property opened its doors in 1929 and offers nearly 100 years of Chicago history and nostalgic design elements. The hotel features a total of 477 guest rooms in its Grand Tower, and renovations will bring a playful-yet-sophisticated design inspired by the building’s history as the former Medinah Athletic Club, with architecture dating back to when the hotel initially opened almost a century ago. 

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile features 45,000 square feet of event space and six unique ballrooms, including the 4,144-square-foot Avenue Ballroom on the hotel’s lobby level that can accommodate up to 500 guests. The historic King Arthur Court on the hotel’s third floor offers 3,725 square feet and a regal aesthetic with 16-foot ceilings, original chandeliers, murals and wood carvings.   

Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown Rendering
Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown Rendering

Michigan 

Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown Guest Room Rendering
Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown Guest Room

Cambria Hotels, part of Choice Hotels International, debuted its newest property in a series of recent city center locations, in Detroit’s central business district. Other city center Cambria hotels are located in Orlando, Minneapolis, Portland, Maine, and New Haven, Connecticut.

Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown transformed the city’s The Water-Roehrig Building and provides guests easy access to a number of corporate offices, Wayne State University, the University of Detroit and popular sights like the Detroit Opera House, the Ford Field football stadium, Comerica Park baseball stadium and Little Caesar’s Arena. 

The 154-room Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown features locally inspired design and decorations reflecting Detroit’s Art Deco period and multipurpose indoor and outdoor spaces such as the Beve Detroit lobby bar and Cielo Detroit Rooftop Bar, slated to open later this summer.

The hotel also offers more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space across a ballroom, nightclub room, boardroom and open-air rooftop event space.

[Related: Detroit’s Innovation and Creativity Bring in New Meetings Business]

Minnesota 

IHG Hotels & Resorts expanded its luxury and lifestyle portfolio with the opening of Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown in the center of the city, giving guests easy access to Minneapolis’ retail and dining scenes, as well as popular venues like the Orpheum Theatre and First Avenue.  

Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown Guest Room
Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown Guest Room

The Hotel Indigo brand is centered around no two hotels being alike, with design elements related to each property’s unique location and surroundings. Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown has been designed to reflect the city’s individuality and optimistic spirit and is housed in the original Northstar Center built in the ’60s. The 218-room hotel features a mid-century modern aesthetic with stained glass, photography and other design elements and items from the original Northstar Hotel.

Hotel Indigo Minneapolis Downtown has a business center and is connected to Target Center, Target Field and Nicollet Mall by an indoor walkway bridge, and is also a 10-minute walk from the Minneapolis Convention Center. The hotel’s largest meeting room measures 4,000 square feet. 

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Taylor Smith joined Stamats in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today. Smith has experience covering everything from travel to breaking news and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in news and magazine journalism. Previously, she’s written for St. Louis Magazine and worked as an editorial assistant and apprentice for Aubree Nichols, who has been published in premier publications such as The New York TimesELLE and The Los Angeles Times.