Full-service hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts has been selected to operate two hotels in downtown Peoria, Illinois, US.

The addition of the two hotels supports expansion of the management company’s presence in Midwestern.

The company was contracted by National Real Estate Advisors to manage the hotels, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and Courtyard by Marriott Peoria Downtown.

National president and CEO Jeffrey Kanne said: “Based on our current experience with Davidson, we are confident that the team will have a palpable impact on the financial success of both properties and the future is bright.”

The 286-room full-service Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette features 35 luxury suites and more than 18,000ft2 meeting space.

It also has dining outlets, an indoor lap pool and whirlpool, and 24-hour fitness centre and business centre.

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette will be renovated to refresh and modernise all guest rooms and public spaces, in view of the new management.

On the other hand, Courtyard by Marriott Peoria Downtown is a 116-room hotel that features a 24-hour fitness centre, indoor lap pool, and The Bistro onsite restaurant for breakfast and dinner service.

Both the hotels are located nearby Caterpillar World Headquarters and are connected via skywalk to the Peoria Civic Center.

Davidson Hotels & Resorts president Thom Geshay said: “We are privileged to be granted the opportunity to expand upon our partnership with National with the addition of these two distinctive hotels.

“Through our purposeful and relentless approach to operations, we look forward to creating and maximising asset value for our partners while simultaneously delivering comfortable and enriching experiences for both business and leisure travellers.”

Davidson also has properties in US states including Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio.