Hilton Worldwide has opened a dual-branded, 352-room property near Chicago’s tourist and shopping attraction, Magnificent Mile.
The new property, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, is owned and managed by Driftwood Hospitality Management.
The 40-story development combines 225 Hampton and 127 Homewood Suites rooms across all floors, a first for Hilton Worldwide.
Hilton Worldwide senior vice-president of development for North America Craig Mance said: "While dual-brand hotels will always maintain each brand’s identity, they allow us to offer guests a greater variety of options and also save hoteliers on operational costs like housekeeping, laundry and meeting facilities.
"The opening of this dual-branded hotel brings together two distinct accommodation offerings under one roof in one of the country’s top markets."
Dual-branded properties offers guests enhanced common areas such as fitness centres and pools, and a greater choice of different-priced experiences under one roof.
Guests of both brands will be offered complimentary internet access in the hotel’s public spaces, consultations with fitness-focused staff to assist with exercise workouts, and use of the fitness centre and seasonal outdoor, rooftop pool on the 40th floor.
The opening of the new property marks Hilton Worldwide 700,000th room globally.
Image: Hilton Worldwide opens dual-branded hotel in Chicago. Photo: courtesy of Hilton Worldwide.