Westin Hotel, Lombard, Illinois, United States of America
The Westin Lombard Hotel is part of the chain of 150 Westin four-star hotels. The hotel, which was named Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, is located in the village of Lombard in Illinois, US, 12 miles south-west of Chicago O'Hare International Airport in the heart of the Lombard / Oak Brook business and shopping corridor.
The L-shaped hotel tower is 18 storeys (68m) high and has 500 rooms and suites (some with private terraces), as well as a conference centre and parking facilities.
The project, constructed on a 6.7 acre site in the middle of Lombard, required an investment of $82m and was completed in September 2007.
The hotel is operated by Westin Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Accommodation at the Westin Lombard
The Westin Lombard hotel has 500 guestrooms and 35 two-room suites, including a honeymoon suite with a water view and terrace, complete with a sun deck.
Each room has a 32in flat-screen TV, a heavenly bed, a heavenly bath, an expanded work desk with ergonomic chair, opening windows, a valet, high-speed internet access (free in the club lounge), coffee-maker with Starbucks coffee, sofa beds, video games, a dog bed and a mini bar.
The hotel has implemented many green initiatives, including recycling bins in the rooms and common areas, green laundry and kitchen schemes, energy-saving lighting and carpets, and towel and linen reuse during the duration of the guest's stay.
Meeting and conference facilities
The Westin Lombard hotel has 27 meeting spaces totalling 39,000ft² on the first floor of the hotel. The largest meeting space is 19,001ft².
The hotel has two ballrooms: the 18,915ft² grand ballroom and a 8,125ft² junior ballroom. All meeting rooms are provided with sophisticated audiovisual equipment.
Dining and other facilities
The hotel's two restaurants are Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse (10,000ft²) and Holy Mackerel, a new 6000ft² fresh fish restaurant. Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse offers the classical Italian food, while Holy Mackerel provides seafood. The hotel also provides in-room dining.
The Westin Lombard offers a luxury, indoor, heated lap swimming pool, a Westin workout gym and spa facilities, a fully equipped business centre, a cocktail lounge, a club lounge, a gift shop, a jogging path and an outdoor garden hot tub.
The hotel also has a shopping centre and a nearby golf course. A free shuttle service to downtown Chicago and surrounding areas is also available.
Westin Lombard contractors
The architect for the Westin Lombard project was VOA Associates and the developer was Mid-America Hotel Partners LLC. Construction work on the hotel complex was carried out by several companies, including Walsh Construction, Klein and Hoffman Inc and Revcon Construction Corporation.
Hostar International Inc provides the ProHost System for the housekeeping operations and minibar restocking.