Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened Chicago’s first Le Méridien hotel in the western suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois.
Managed by Wischermann Partners, Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center features 172 guestrooms and suites, including a presidential suite and six executive suites all featuring contemporary and mid-century inspired furnishings.
The hotel also features 3,500ft² of event space, two spa suites and 58-seat Spanish restaurant El Tapeo.
Rockbridge president and CEO Jim Merkel said: "Our vision for and strategy around the end user has created a hotel unrivalled in the market.
"Rockbridge and the team focused on every detail to totally transform the hotel experience at Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center."
Le Méridien, the Paris-born hotel brand which was acquired by Starwood in November 2005, is currently represented by nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries.
Le Méridien and Westin global brand leader Brian Povinelli said: "We are on track to triple our North American portfolio since Starwood first acquired Le Méridien in 2005.
"With shared passions for culture, the arts and cuisine, Chicago has long been on our short list, and the location is a great backdrop for our Le Méridien brand promise to unlock the destination for the curious and creative-minded traveller."