The recently opened Chicago Midway International Airport and Hotel Chauncey in Iowa are two new sites to consider for Midwest meetings. Learn more about each below.

New Hotel Near Chicago Midway International Airport

Following a multimillion-dollar, eight-month renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport opens today as Hilton’s closest full-service hotel to the nearby international airport.

The newly opened DoubleTree by Hilton is conveniently located just blocks from Chicago Midway International Airport.
The newly opened DoubleTree by Hilton is conveniently located just blocks from Chicago Midway International Airport. Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport

Located in Bedford Park, the refreshed 146-room hotel has a unique interior design from Interior Image Group meant to welcome guests with new features, beginning with the lobby. Created with both business and leisure travelers in mind, the open lobby features a linear gas fireplace, communal tables with convenient power outlets, a shuffleboard table and a modernized Coaches Sports Bar & Grill.

“Conveniently located just blocks from Chicago Midway International Airport, we’re excited to welcome guests to our hotel as we bring a renewed focus on delivering the best experiences for travelers,” said Mark Weglarz, co-president, The Weglarz Company. “From our lobby, to specialized offerings such as vegan dishes at Coaches Sports Bar & Grill, we are thrilled for guests from around the world to visit DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Midway Airport.”

Beyond the lobby, the multi-stage renovation included all guest rooms and public areas, including the restaurant, meetings and events spaces, and state-of-the-art fitness center. The spacious guest rooms include an in-room safe, chaise lounge and custom amenities designed for relaxation and productivity.

The renovated meetings and events space include a 2,100 square-foot ballroom. The hotel also boasts a new patio and complimentary shuttle service is available to and from Chicago Midway International Airport.  

Hotel Chauncey In Iowa Includes Next-Door Fun

Coralville-based Hawkeye Hotels opened Hotel Chauncey, a modern boutique hotel located in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. The hotel shares the location with FilmScene movie theater, Fix! coffee shop, condominiums and office space. A social lounge that includes dining and drinks amidst 12 bowling lanes and dozens of arcade games also will occupy part of the first and second floors.

The modern design aesthetic, clean lines and expansive views at the hotel create a sense of grandeur. The layout of the guestrooms is spacious and open, with structural elements like beams and columns left exposed.

All guestrooms include a large kitchenette with work space, while suites also include a large living space. Hotel guests have access to a 24-7 fitness center and fifth-floor roof terrace with expansive views of the historic downtown and the University of Iowa Campus. A rooftop terrace is also available for private events and meeting space.

Find more new and renovated properties here.