• Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort Is Undergoing Major Transformations

     
    POSTED December 18, 2016
     

Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort—managed by The Bricton Group—has revealed their $22 million renovation plans. The renovations are set to begin in December 2016 and for completion in the second half of 2017.

“Guest needs have changed, and we’re changing to delight them with unprecedented comfort and flexibility,” says Eric Bates, general manager of the Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. “We’re marrying the sophistication of the Marriott brand with local, personalized touches. Everything will be transformed, from the restaurants, to the guest rooms and lobby, and we’ll be adding entirely new experiences like two new, innovative restaurants, and a serene spa.”

The design firm The Gettys Group will be responsible for the renovation. There will be new technology, updated amenities, two new restaurants, a Starbucks, and new spa and guest rooms. All to be completed in just seven months.

“We’re honored to be leading the renovation design of one of Chicagoland’s most famous properties,” said Roger Hill, chairman and CEO of The Gettys Group. “We’ve integrated exciting, modern touches into the resort’s updated design, including a luxurious spa, elegant porte cochere to welcome guests, and functional guest rooms to ensure comfort for all travelers.”

Renovations will include the Greatroom, M Club Lounge, dining experiences, guest rooms, the spa, the lobby and technology. A major part of the renovation will include an overhaul of the 40-year-old King’s Wharf restaurant. The restaurant’s décor and memorabilia will be auctioned off in December.

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.