NEW YORK—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced the signing of Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center. Located in Greater Chicago directly adjacent to shopping destination Oakbrook Center, the 10-story building is set to undergo a $20 million transformation prior to its 2014 debut. The hotel is owned by RockBridge and managed by Wischermann Partners Inc.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our strong relationship with Starwood Hotels, with our second Le Meridien project,” said Jim Merkel, president and CEO of RockBridge. “The comprehensive renovation and rebranding of the hotel, coupled with the strength of the Starwood system, will position Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center as the premier hotel in the market.”
The hotel will debut with a new outer façade, a new arrival experience, and completely reimagined public spaces. The ninth floor will feature a proprietary new bar and restaurant concept with a variety of meeting spaces. In addition, Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center will offer a fitness center and a roof-top terrace. The hotel’s 172 rooms and suites, including a presidential suite and two spa suites, will be refurbished and feature the signature Le Méridien Bed. In addition, the property will offer the newly developed Le Méridien Hub experience, which re-interprets the traditional lobby into a social gathering place.