Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Alliance Hospitality Opens Delta By Marriott Chicago North Shore

GLENVIEW, IL. April 19, 2016 – Alliance Hospitality has officially opened the Delta by Marriott Chicago North Shore hotel, located in Glenview, IL. The property is owned by Glenview Investors - Hotel, LLC. Rolf Tweeten, Chairman of Alliance Hospitality, made the announcement.

The extensive $10 million renovation covered all areas of the hotel, which includes 255-suites, 7,378 square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool and a 1,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art fitness and training center. Additions included an Elite Pantry, a Starbucks café and the Bourbon Kitchen & Tap restaurant. The lobby and six-story atrium’s new contemporary design is reflective of Glenview’s rich history and surroundings.

The Glenview Delta is the first Delta to open in the metropolitan Chicago market. The all-suite hotel enjoys excellent visibility from Interstate 294 and is proximate to Allstate World Headquarters, Astellas Pharma US, Medline, CVS Caremark and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

“Marriott added The Delta Hotels and Resorts to its family of brands in 2015 and we are pleased to introduce it to the metropolitan Chicago market,” said Tweeten. “The Delta properties continue to win fans and are a key part of Alliance Hospitality’s strategic growth plan. We will actively pursue Delta opportunities, identifying properties that are suitable for conversion in targeted markets across the country.”

About Alliance Hospitality
 Alliance Hospitality, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and with a second office in Chicago, Illinois, is an innovative next-generation hospitality company engaged in the acquisition, repositioning and management of hotels and resorts throughout the United States. Founded in 2003 to manage lodging assets for institutional investment groups, individual owners and lenders, and private equity groups, Alliance provides value by developing the highest caliber hospitality professionals and through implementing proprietary tools and unique processes to create a comprehensive hospitality management platform. Alliance’s current portfolio of properties owned and managed includes luxury resort, full service, extended stay, all suite, and select service hotels operating under agreements with Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

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