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At White Lodging, we’re always doing something worth talking about.  Whether it’s announcing our latest award or updating you on a recent development, this is the place to hear about our ongoing projects, new contracts and exciting milestones.

July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016

White Lodging Closes on Purchase of Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

Full scale, top-to-bottom modernization of hotel to commence in early 2017

The original developer of the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown closed last week on the purchase of the hotel, reacquiring a property it developed and opened more than 15 years ago.

Affiliates of White Lodging Services Corporation and REI Investments purchased the 622 room hotel and plan an extensive renovation for the hotel, scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2017. While White Lodging has managed the hotel since its inception, the reacquisition allows for the company to keep the property in its portfolio for years to come.

July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016

White Lodging Names AJ Sime as General Manager for the Residence Inn South Bend Mishawaka

Sime has almost ten years of experience serving in the hospitality industry

Merrillville, Ind. (July 13, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce AJ Sime as the general manager for the Residence Inn South Bend Mishawaka in Indiana. He joins the company from the DoubleTree by Hilton South Bend Mishawaka.

“It is an honor to join White Lodging,” said Sime. “My goal for this role is to foster a culture of excellence with the property and the team.”

July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016

SPRINGHILL SUITES FULLY RENOVATED IN SOUTH BEND MISHAWAKA, INDIANA

Stylish, all-suite hotel offers renovated space for travelers to spread out and recharge

Mishawaka, Indiana –July 12, 2016 – The SpringHill Suites by Marriott in South Bend Mishawaka, IN has undergone a complete renovation of its 87 suites, business center, boardroom, lobby, breakfast area, pool and patio. These renovations are designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road. The newly renovated property is owned by RLJ Lodging Trust and managed by White Lodging Services.

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT CHICAGO MIDWAY UNVEILS ROOM RENOVATION

Total redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

Bedford Park, IL – July 11, 2016 – White Lodging and The Weglarz Company are pleased to announce the Residence Inn by Marriott in Bedford Park, IL has undergone a complete renovation of its 132 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. 

July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Somerset Completes Suite and Public Space Renovations

Somerset, NJ – July 11, 2016 – Today, White Lodging announces it has completed a suites and public space renovation of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset located at 101 Pierce Street.  

“This renovation demonstrates our commitment to providing guests with the highest quality accommodations they have come to expect from staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset,” said, Eric Carille, general manager. 

July 6, 2016

July 6, 2016

The SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown Opens Today in the Historic Commerce Building

The hotel is the newest and closest hotel to the Wisconsin Center, connected to the Milwaukee skywalk system

Merrillville, Ind. (July 6, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the opening of the 155-suite SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown.

Located at the corner of 4th and Wells streets, the hotel, open today, operates as a Marriott franchise, is owned by JSWD Commerce, LLC, an affiliate of Jackson Street Holdings and managed by White Lodging Services.

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT LAKE FOREST METTAWA UNVEILS ROOM RENOVATION

Total redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

Mettawa, IL – July 1, 2016 – The Residence Inn by Marriott in Mettawa, IL has undergone a complete renovation of its 130 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. 

June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

Courtyard Hotel Opens in Erie, Pennsylvania Under White Lodging Management

The hotel includes lake views, an outdoor pool and The Shoreline Bar & Grille

Merrillville, IN. (June 23,  2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront opened its doors in Erie, Pennsylvania today. Featuring an innovative lobby space, Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, and breathtaking views, the new hotel provides flexibility and upscale elegance allowing guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Located at 2 Sassafras Pier, the 192-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Erie County Convention Center Authority and managed by White Lodging Services of Merrillville, Indiana.

June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

White Lodging Names Stacy Tupek as General Manager for the Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel

Tupek previously worked as the assistant general manager at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

Merrillville, Ind. (June 8, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce Stacy Tupek as the new general manager of the Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel in Erie, PA.

“I am extremely excited and honored to lead the amazing team we've developed in the opening and operating of the most beautiful hotel in Erie,” said Stacy Tupek. “Together with the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel and the Bayfront Convention Center, our Bayfront Complex is sure be a top destination for all leisure and business travel throughout the state of Pennsylvania.”

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Purchase Allows White Lodging to Deliver Advantages Both to Guests and the City

Re-acquisition of hotel allows brand marketing opportunities in Indianapolis

Merrillville, IN (June 7, 2016):  Indianapolis’ second-largest hotel is under contract to be reacquired by its original developer, allowing for a unique opportunity to the growing convention city.

Affiliates of White Lodging Services Corporation and REI Investments plan on purchasing the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and anticipate the transaction will close early in the third quarter of 2016.

June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

White Lodging Names Jean-Luc Barone as Vice President of Food and Beverage

Barone has served as an executive chef, general manager and in above property food and beverage roles before joining White Lodging

Merrillville, Ind. (June 7, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to welcome Jean-Luc Barone as the vice president of food and beverage.

June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Continues to Grow with New Renovations

126-room Hotel Undergoes Extensive Brand Revitalization Initiative 

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – June 6, 2016 – White Lodging is pleased  to announce today that it has completed the renovation of the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis located at 305 Harry S. Truman Pkwy. The hotel is located just four miles away from  the Naval Academy and historic Downtown Annapolis.

June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016

White Lodging is pleased to announce the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is No. 1 in Food and Beverage Quality for All Sheratons Worldwide

The hotel has reached achieved both the No. 1 spot out of the195 Sheraton hotels in U.S. and the 438 worldwide for the first time this year

Merrillville, Ind. (June 1, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel has achieved the No. 1 spot for all 438 Sheraton hotels across the world in food and beverage quality, as well as the 195 Sheraton hotels in the U.S. This award is specific to the quality at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Grille, located on the Hotel’s grounds.

“The food and beverage staff at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Grille has worked very hard this year to achieve this No. 1 ranking, and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them for this great accomplishment,” said Daniel Pora, general manager of the Sheraton Erie Bayfront.

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

White Lodging Names Shelli Walczak as General Manager for the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hammond in Indiana

Walczak has worked with White Lodging for almost 15 years

Merrillville, Ind. (May 31, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce Shelli Walczak as the new general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hammond in Indiana.

“Being a part of White Lodging’s growth over the past 15 years holds a special meaning to me because I played a part in it,” said Walczak. “Being passionate about my hotel, my guests and my staff is what White Lodging is all about.”

April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn Austin North Continues to Grow with New Modern Renovations

117 Room Hotel Undergoes Extensive Brand Revitalization Initiative Adding a New Fresh and Comfortable Look to the Hotel

AUSTIN, Texas – April 12, 2016– White Lodging is pleased to announce today that it has completed the renovation of Hilton Garden Inn Austin North located at 12400 North IH-35 Building C in the Austin tech corridor near The Domain, University of Texas and Dell Medical Center.

March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. – March 14, 2016 – The 166-room Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg has completed a renovation of its guestrooms and meeting space. The hotel located at 1191 Woodfield Road is managed by White Lodging.

“The extensive renovation recently completed at Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg allows guests to experience a warm atmosphere mixed with modern décor with our updated rooms and meeting space,” said general manager Nicole Coghlan.  “Our comfortable guest rooms and amenities such as the Garden Sleep System®, the ergonomic desk chair and our cooked-to-order breakfast appeal to all travelers—no matter the trip occasion. Our new look ensures our guest will receive a great night’s rest coupled with superior service.” 

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

White Lodging Names Sales Leaders to the Downtown Louisville Market

Shane Weaver is the new market director of revenue generation and Jennifer Cummings is the new director of sales and marketing

Louisville, KY (May 16, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce a familiar name will return to the downtown Louisville market, as well as the promotion of a current market leader.

Shane Weaver will rejoin White Lodging as the new market director of sales and marketing for full service hotels in downtown Louisville, overseeing revenue generation for the Louisville Marriott Downtown and providing above property support for the Aloft Louisville Downtown and new White Lodging hotels coming to the Louisville market in the future. 

March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

Hilton Garden West Palm Beach Airport Completes Renovation

West Palm Beach, Fla. – March 11, 2016 – The 100-room Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach Airport has completed a renovation of its guestrooms, business center and  meeting space. The hotel located at 1611 Worthington Road is managed by White Lodging.

“Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach Airport has received a myriad of positive reviews regarding the updated modern feel featuring new hardwood floors and chic design,” said Amrit Hoffer, general manager.  “Our comfortable guest rooms and amenities such as the ergonomic desk chair and our cooked-to-order breakfast appeal to all travelers—no matter the trip or occasion.” 

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

HOLIDAY INN® GRAND RAPIDS AIRPORT

UNVEILS COMPLETE PROPERTY RENOVATION

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) (May 16, 2016) – The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Airport, located at 3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd in Grand Rapids, MI, has undergone a complete cosmetic property renovation that rests as the epicenter for comfort and innovation. The hotel, managed by White Lodging, is located less than four miles from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and just six miles from the Frederic Meijer Gardens and eight miles from downtown Grand Rapids making the location ideal for work and play.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

COURTYARD IN MESQUITE, TEXAS COMPLETES A MULTI-MILLON DOLLAR LOBBY AND ROOMS RENOVATION

Intuitive, warm and refreshed décor creates a comfortable and functional space for all travelers

Dallas, Texas – May 11, 2016 – The Courtyard Dallas Mesquite has undergone $4 million dollar rooms and public space renovation, creating comfortable areas for guests to unwind or connect. The TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence winning hotel is located at 2300 Interstate 30 in Mesquite, TX. The property is managed by White Lodging.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

COURTYARD AND RESIDENCE INN IN GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO APPLY CUTTING EDGE COMFORT AND STYLE IN ROOMS RENOVATION

Rooms offer a thoughtfully planned, warm design allowing guests to feel at home whether they are traveling for business or pleasure

Grand Junction, Colorado – May 11, 2016 – The Courtyard Grand Junction and the Residence Inn Grand Junction, located at 765 Horizon Drive and 767 Horizon Drive respectively, have both undergone $4 million dollar rooms renovation designed to ensure both business and leisure travelers thrive. The hotels are managed by White Lodging.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES SAN ANTONIO AIRPORT NORTH STAR AND COURTYARD SAN ANTONIO AIRPORT NORTH STAR UNVEIL NEW INNOVATIVE, UPDATED DESIGN

Redefining quality lodging, the hotels offer a new and improved flexible design

(San Antonio, Texas) – May 11, 2016 – White Lodging Services is excited to announce the Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport North Star and the Courtyard San Antonio Airport North Star have completed a $4.5 million renovation of their guest rooms and public spaces. 

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

TWO SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS HOTELS INTRODUCE FULL ROOMS RENOVATIONS WITH CUTTING-EDGE COMFORT AND STYLE

The Residence Inn Schaumburg and the SpringHill Suites Schaumburg are not strangers to innovation and quality. Being 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winners, both properties have been known to go above and beyond, and their recent $4 million renovation are no different as they provide cutting-edge comfort and style to guests needing lodging in the Schaumburg, IL area. The hotels are managed by White Lodging.

April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

White Lodging Names Cathleen Hennessey Arb as General Manager for the SpringHill Suites South Bend Mishawaka

Arb previously served as the assistant general manager for the SpringHill Suites Bloomington

Merrillville, Ind. (April 26, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce Cathleen Hennessey Arb as the new general manager of the SpringHill Suites South Bend Mishawaka.

“Moving on to a new hotel can be a bit bittersweet. It is fun and exciting to come in and ramp up a new team yet heartbreaking to leave the team you created,” said Arb. “The important things to remember are these, no hurdle is too impossible to overcome and making a positive impact on someone can last a lifetime.”

April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016

White Lodging Names Ken Barrett as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Barrett was previously with Strategic Hotels & Resorts for over 10 years

Merrillville, Ind. (April 11, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce that Ken Barrett has joined White Lodging as the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the management division. Barrett brings over 24 years of hospitality experience to his new role.

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

White Lodging Names Joseph Milburn as General Manager for the Residence Inn Mount Olive

Milburn previously served as the assistant general manager at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Denver Cherry Creek

Merrillville, Ind. (April 7, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce Joseph Milburn as the new general manager of the Residence Inn Mount Olive in New Jersey.

“I am excited to be joining the fantastic team at the Residence Inn Mount Olive,” said Milburn. “The goal I strive to achieve is to not only make our individual guests experience better, but to improve on our guests’ and associates’ overall life experience.”

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

White Lodging Names Melissa Avalos as General Manager for the Residence Inn North Parmer Lane

Avalos previously served as a housekeeping manager at the JW Marriott Austin

Merrillville, Ind. (April 5, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce Melissa Avalos as the new general manager of the Residence Inn North Parmer Lane.

“As a first time general manager, I am truly excited for the opportunity to lead and be part of the team at the Residence Inn North Parmer Lane,” said Avalos. “I look forward to the new challenges that this position will bring as well as returning to select service.”

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016

White Lodging Names Ruth Kilzer as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows.

Kilzer brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to her new role

Merrillville, Ind. (March 29, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Ruth Kilzer as the new director of sales and marketing at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows. Kilzer brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to her new role.

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

White Lodging Names Riaan Nel as General Manager for the Auburn Hills Marriott

Nel has served in hotel and restaurant operations for more than 20 years

Merrillville, Ind. (March 15, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce Riaan Nel as the new general manager of the Auburn Hills Marriott.

“I am excited to be part of a great team here at the Marriott Auburn Hills,” said Nel. “We have a fantastic opportunity to continue raising the bar for all the White Lodging core values including genuine care, leadership excellence and growth.”

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

White Lodging Names Brian Burton as Vice President of Revenue Strategy and Optimization.

In his new role, Burton will oversee sales and revenue strategies for the full service and lifestyle hotels

Merrillville, Ind. (March 15, 2016):  Bringing nearly 25 years of hospitality experience, Brian Burton joined White Lodging last month as the Vice President of Revenue Strategy and Optimization for the full service and lifestyle division, responsible for its sales and revenue strategies.

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016

White Lodging Names Kelly Klocke as General Manager for the Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon

Klocke previously served as the director of operations for the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

Merrillville, Ind. (March 8, 2016): White Lodging is pleased to announce Kelly Klocke as the new general manager of the Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon.

"I am so excited to continue my growth with White Lodging as I transition into my first general manager assignment,” said Klocke. “I am looking forward to getting to know our associates here, focusing on our sales efforts, increasing market share as well as working to maintain the beautifully renovated property.”  

March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

TEANECK MARRIOTT AT GLENPOINTE UNVEILS A MODERN RENOVATION TO ITS GUESTROOMS
The project updated, modernized and enhanced every aspect of guestrooms

Teaneck, NJ – [March 7, 2016] – Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, owner and developer of Glenpointe, and hotel management company White Lodging are pleased to announce the completion of an extensive multimillion dollar renovation to the 353 guestrooms at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. 

February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016

WESTIN® HOTELS & RESORTS TO MAKE MILWAUKEE DEBUT

The Westin Milwaukee Slated to open in 2017 in the City’s Bustling Downtown

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 23, 2016 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced that industry-innovator Westin Hotels & Resorts is set to debut in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Summer 2017.  Owned by Jackson Street Holdings and managed by White Lodging, The Westin Milwaukee will open on the US Bank campus at the heart of downtown with financing from BMO Harris and Anchor Bank.

February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016

White Lodging Names Jonathan Hodges as General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport

Hodges previously served as the general manager of the Residence Inn Hartford Rocky Hill

Merrillville, Ind. (February 11, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Jonathan Hodges as the general manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport.

"I am proud to take on the new challenge of a larger property, getting back into the world of food and beverage and leading an already successful property to the next levels of associate engagement, guest satisfaction, profitability and teamwork," said Hodges.

February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016

COURTYARD IN AUSTIN, TEXAS COMPLETES A MAJOR ROOMS RENOVATION

Thoughtfully planned guestroom renovations make both the business and leisure traveler feel at home and comfortable

Austin, Texas – Feb 10, 2016 – The 102-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 9409 Stonelake Boulevard in Austin, Texas has completed a major renovation of its guestrooms. The Courtyard Austin Northwest Arboretum also now offers a comfortable and stylish room design. The Courtyard Austin Northwest Arboretum operates as a Marriott franchise, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust and is managed by White Lodging.

January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON TAMPA BRANDON COMPLETES RENOVATION

Full-service, upscale hotel brand updates all guest rooms, public spaces and on-site restaurant and bar

TAMPA, FL (JANUARY 26, 2016) – The 147-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon has completed a three-month, contemporary renovation of its guest rooms, public spaces and the on-site restaurant, Mango’s Restaurant and Bar. 

“With the extensive renovation now completed, we are delighted to be providing guests with upgraded accommodations for a highly satisfying and superior stay,” said Ryan Frederick, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Brandon. “Our spacious suites now have a more contemporary flair, adding luster for business travelers and families who enjoy having more space to work and relax than in the typical one-room hotel accommodations in the local market.”

January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016

White Lodging Names Dominic Ruggieri as General Manager for the Residence Inn Rocky Hill

Ruggieri previously served as the assistant general manager of the same property

Merrillville, Ind. (January 25, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Dominic Ruggieri as the new general manager of the Residence Inn Rocky Hill in Rocky Hill, CT.

"I am excited for the opportunity to lead the amazing team we have at Residence Inn Rocky Hill and looking forward to a successful 2016," said Ruggieri. 

January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016

White Lodging Names Eric Grimm as General Manager of Millioke Meat, Cheese, Beer

Grimm has big plans for the downtown Milwaukee restaurant

Merrillville, Ind. (January 25, 2016):  With innovation top of mind and a strong commitment to customer service, Eric Grimm has taken the helm as the new general manager of Millioke Meat, Cheese and Beer, an urban tavern and dining room highlighting the hallmarks of Midwestern cuisine, located at 323 East Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee.

Grimm has led the successful initiatives of some of Milwaukee area landmark restaurants including Bravo, Coopers Hawk Winery and Mason Street Grille. “Grimm has a knack for making good restaurants great by creating an experiential environment, creating unique offerings and consistently delivering exceptional customer service, “said Chris Anderson, chief revenue officer and senior vice president of White Lodging.

January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016

White Lodging Names James Ghulam as General Manager for the Courtyard Denver West/Golden

Ghulam began his hospitality career as an international intern with White Lodging in 2008

Merrillville, Ind. (January 22, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce James Ghulam as the new general manager of the Courtyard Denver West/Golden.

“I am very excited to be given my first general manager role in White Lodging, “said Ghulam. “After progressing from an international intern into my first management role, White Lodging has given me the tools, training, guidance and opportunity to progress, and now finally into a general manager role.”

January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

White Lodging Names Michael Purchla as General Manager for the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chicago Midway Airport

Purchla previously served as the rooms operations manager for the Holiday Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Merrillville, Ind. (January 21, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Michael Purchla as the new general manager of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chicago Midway Airport.

“As a first time general manager, I am very excited for the opportunity and look forward to this new challenge in my career,” said Purchla. 

January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016

FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES BY MARRIOTT TAMPA BRANDON UNVEILS INNOVATIVE NEXT GENERATION ROOM DESIGN AND DÉCOR WITH RENOVATION

Redefining quality lodging, Marriott’s rapidly expanding brand launches intuitive, flexible design and warm, natural décor

Tampa, Florida – January 18, 2016 – Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is unveiling its smart, inventive guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor, at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Brandon in Tampa, FL.

January 6, 2016

January 6, 2016

White Lodging Names Chris Hammons as General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Austin North

Hammons previously served as a general manager for the Fairfield Inn and Suites Austin North

Merrillville, Ind. (January 6, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Chris Hammons as the new general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Austin North.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Hilton Garden Inn Austin North team as the general manager,” said Hammons. “I also look forward to continuing the tradition of exceptional guest satisfaction results, look forward to the new challenges and the opportunity to make a positive impact.”

January 6, 2016

January 6, 2016

White Lodging Names Benjamin Risseeuw as General Manager for the Residence Inn Schaumburg

Risseeuw previously served as the assistant general manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg

Merrillville, Ind. (January 6, 2016):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Benjamin Risseeuw as the new general manager of the Residence Inn Schaumburg in Schaumburg, Ill.

"I am excited to be joining the strong team at the Residence Inn in Schaumburg,” said Risseeuw. “I look forward to the renovation process and sharing our updated property with our valued guests." 

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

White Lodging Assumes Management of Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville and Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates

The Hotels Expand the Hilton Garden Inn Portfolio for White Lodging

MERRILLVILLE, Ind.– July 2, 2015 – White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over management of the Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville in Indiana and the Hilton Garden Inn Hoffman Estates in Illinois. These hotels mark White Lodging’s 18th and 19th Hilton Garden Inn properties in its portfolio.

December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015

White Lodging Names Jeremy Sherman as General Manager for the Fairfield Inn Austin North

Sherman previously served as a general manager for the Fairfield Inn Denver

Merrillville, Ind. (December 21, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Jeremy Sherman as the new general manager of the Fairfield Inn Austin North.

“I am very excited to be back in Austin and part of the North Austin cluster,” said Sherman. “I could not be happier to work with the talented associates and managers of the Fairfield North to make 2016 the best year ever. “

December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015

RESIDENCE INN FORT LAUDERDALE PLANTATION UNVEILS ROOM RENOVATION

Stylish and functional hotel redesign lets extended-stay guests thrive on the road

Plantation, FL –December 18 – The Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation has undergone a complete renovation of its 138 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of today’s travelers. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Plantation’s suites offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. Located at 130 N University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324, the all-suite Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Plantation will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust and managed by White Lodging.

December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015

COURTYARD IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON, TEXAS COMPLETES A MAJOR LOBBY AND ROOMS RENOVATION

New room design features plush bedding, a functional work space, spacious bathrooms and complimentary in-room high speed internet

[Houston, Texas] – Dec 18, 2015 – The 191-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 916 Dallas Street in Houston, Texas has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms.

The Courtyard Houston Downtown now offers a comfortable and stylish room design. Thoughtfully planned, each room features plush bedding, a functional work space, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room high-speed Internet. Providing a warm, sophisticated environment, the hotel’s rooms accommodate guests’ desire to stay connected, productive and refreshed during their stay. The Courtyard Houston Downtown will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust and managed by White Lodging.

December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015

White Lodging Names Dave Montrose as Senior Vice President of Select Service

Montrose was promoted from his previous position of senior vice president of operations

Merrillville, Ind. (December 16, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Dave Montrose has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for Select Service.

December 8, 2015

December 8, 2015

White Lodging Names Nick Moschetti as General Manager for the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows

Moschetti previously served as a resident manager for the JW Marriott Austin Downtown

Merrillville, Ind. (December 8, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Nick Moschetti as the new general manager of the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows.

“I am honored to have the privilege to be a part of the team here at the Denver Marriott South,” said Moschetti. “Growing up in Colorado, the opportunity to come home means a great deal to me and my family, and being able to join such a great property is extremely exciting.  I look forward to supporting the hotel in achieving outstanding results in the years to come. “

December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015

White Lodging Names Dan Harwood as General Manager for the Holiday Inn Chicago Midway

Harwood previously served as a dual general manager for the Residence Inn SpringHill Suites Chicago Downtown River North

Merrillville, Ind. (December 1, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Dan Harwood as the new general manager of the Holiday Inn Chicago Midway.

“I am truly excited to join a fantastic team in the Midway complex,” said Harwood. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of exceptional guest satisfaction results at our full-service hotel, and eager to even further enhance the guest experience.”

November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

White Lodging Names Stephanie Harris as General Manager for the Hyatt Place Bloomington

Garcia previously served as the general manager of Homewood Suites by Hilton Bloomington, Ind.

Merrillville, Ind. (November 24, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Stephanie Harris as the new general manager of the Hyatt Place Bloomington in Indiana.

“I have quote on my desk that says, "Prepare today for the demands of tomorrow. Plan your move",” said Harris. “I look at it every day to remind myself that we have to plan ahead to be successful and win every day.”

November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

White Lodging Names Joe Garcia as General Manager for the Hyatt House Houston Galleria

Garcia previously served as the assistant general manager at the Courtyard Galleria

Merrillville, Ind. (November 24, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Joe Garcia as the general manager of the Hyatt House Houston Galleria.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Hyatt House Houston Galleria team as the General Manager,” said Garcia. “Discovering and learning about this brand is something I am really going to enjoy. It is going to be a fun ride, and I can't wait to get started.”

November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015

HYATT PLACE AND HYATT HOUSE DENVER/DOWNTOWN CELEBRATE OFFICIAL OPENING


361-room combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels are located in the heart of downtown Denver


CHICAGO (November 19, 2015) – Today, the dual-branded Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown open, which mark the first combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels in the Denver area. The hotels create an experience that offers guests two different hotel experiences under one roof in one great location.

November 17, 2015

November 17, 2015

White Lodging Officially Breaks Ground on Dual-Branded AC Hotels by Marriott and Le Méridien Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Denver

Le Méridien Denver and AC Hotel Denver will open in late summer 2017

Merrillville, IN. (November 17, 2015): Construction has begun on a new, dual-branded hotel development in downtown Denver. The development features an AC Hotel by Marriott hotel as well as a Le Méridien Hotel, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The 18-story development is scheduled to open late summer 2017.

November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015

White Lodging Names Ryan Frederick as General Manager for the Embassy Suites Tampa/Brandon

Frederick has 21+ years of hospitality experience

Merrillville, Ind. (November 11, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Ryan Frederick, general manager of the Embassy Suites Tampa/Brandon.

“I am thrilled to be relocating back to Tampa and rejoining the Embassy team. Its a beautiful hotel in a wonderful location,” said Frederick. “As an avid sports fan and University of Michigan Football fanatic my favorite quote from the head coach, Jim Harbaugh, is ‘Attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.’”

November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015

White Lodging Names Nikita Poulsen as General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis

Poulsen previously served as the assistant general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport in New York

Merrillville, Ind. (November 11, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Nikita Poulsen, general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis.

“I am so excited to join the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis team,” said Poulsen.

November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015

White Lodging Names Roxanna Castillo as General Manager for the Hampton Inn Houston by the Galleria

Castillo brings over 10 years of hospitality experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (November 11, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Roxanna Castillo as the new general manager for the Hampton Inn Houston by the Galleria.

“I am excited for the opportunity to learn a new brand, and look forward to the new challenges and the opportunity to make a positive impact,” said Castillo.

November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS’ LEADING-EDGE ALOFT BRAND DEBUTS IN LOUISVILLE

Catering to the Hyper-Connected Global Traveler, Aloft Louisville Downtown Features

Loft-Like Design, Accessible Technologies and Live Music

STAMFORD, Conn. – November 5, 2015 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.® (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its tech-forward Aloft brand has entered Kentucky with the opening of Aloft Louisville Downtown.  Owned by Poe Companies, REI Development and White Lodging, and managed by White Lodging Services Corporation, Aloft Louisville Downtown is designed for the hyper-connected global traveller with 175 spacious loft-like rooms, tech-forward innovation and a buzzing social atmosphere.

November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015

White Lodging Awarded Full Service Opening of the Year for the JW Marriott Austin

The hotel marks the third time White Lodging won the award in four years

Merrillville, Ind. November 03, 2015 – White Lodging is pleased to announce the JW Marriott Austin has won the Full Service Opening of the Year Award at the 2015 Marriott International National Association and Full Service Owner’s Conference in Miami last week.

October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015

White Lodging Names Brandon Thul as General Manager for the Courtyard Ft. Lauderdale Southwest/Miramar

Thul brings over 4 years of Marriott brand experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (October 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Brandon Thul as the new general manager for the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Southwest/Miramar.

“As hard as it was to leave the Hilton Garden Inn Warrenville, I am excited for new challenges and the opportunity to impact the Courtyard Miramar,” said Thul.

October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015

White Lodging Names Murat Sener as General Manager for the Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa/Brandon

Sener brings over 11 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (October 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Murat Sener as the new general manager for the Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa/Brandon.

October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015

White Lodging Names James Bell as General Manager for the Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek

Bell previously served as the assistant general manager at the Courtyard Boulder Louisville

Merrillville, Ind. (October 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce James Bell, general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek.

“I am excited to join the team in Cherry Creek, and look forward to the new challenges that this position will bring,” said James.

October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015

White Lodging Names Brooke Hildebrand as General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Warrenville/Naperville

Hildebrand brings over 7 years of hospitality experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (October 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Brooke Hildebrand as the new general manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Warrenville/Naperville.

“I am excited to return to Chicagoland for this opportunity and can't wait to get started,” said Hildebrand.

October 7, 2015

October 7, 2015

SPRINGHILL SUITES FULLY RENOVATED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Stylish, all-suite hotel offers renovated space for travelers to spread out and recharge

[Austin, Texas] – [October 07, 2015] – The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Austin South has undergone a complete renovation of its 152 suites, indoor pool, fitness center, guest laundry facility, business center, breakfast lounge and lobby. These renovations are designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road. The newly renovated property is owned by RLJ Lodging Trust and managed by White Lodging Services.

September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

White Lodging Names Adrian Aguirri as General Manager for the Courtyard Marriott Houston Galleria

Aguirri brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 30, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Adrian Aguirri as the new general manager for the Courtyard Marriott Houston Galleria.

September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

White Lodging Names Amy Isbell as General Manager for the SpringHill Suites Carmel

Isbell brings over 10 years of hospitality experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 30, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Amy Isbell as the general manager for the SpringHill Suites Carmel in Indiana.

September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

White Lodging Names Julie Swanson as General Manager for the Residence Inn Houston Galleria

Swanson brings over 14 years of hospitality experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 30, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Julie Swanson as the general manager for the Residence Inn Houston Galleria.

September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

White Lodging Names Corey Pitts as the new Executive Chef at the Residence Inn Courtyard Marriott Downtown Austin

Pitts brings over 8 years of experience to his promotion of executive chef

Merrillville, Ind. (September 17, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Corey Pitts will serve as the new executive chef at the Residence Inn Courtyard Marriott Downtown Austin in Texas.

September 17, 2015

September 17, 2015

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT PITTSBURGH AIRPORT UNVEILS ROOM AND PUBLIC AREA RENOVATION

Redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

Pittsburgh, Penn.– [September 17, 2015] – The Residence Inn by Marriott in Pittsburgh, Penn. has undergone an upgrade to its public areas and a complete renovation of its 156 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The fully renovated Residence Inn Pittsburgh Airport’s suites offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling.

September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

White Lodging Names Michael Guerrero as General Manager for the Fairfield Inn Austin South

Guerrero brings over 11 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Michael Guerrero as the general manager for the Fairfield Inn Austin South in Texas.

September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

White Lodging Names Brittany Stubbs as General Manager for the Residence Inn Hammond

Stubbs brings over 6 years of hospitality experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Brittany Stubbs as the new general manager for the Residence Inn Hammond in Indiana.

September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

White Lodging Names Robert McGuire as General Manager for the SpringHill Suites Austin North

McGuire brings over 11 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Robert McGuire as the general manager for the SpringHill Suites Austin North.

September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

White Lodging Names Amanda Codespoti as General Manager for the Residence Inn Salt Lake City Airport

Codespoti brings over 7 years of hospitality experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 15, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Amanda Codespoti as the general manager for the Residence Inn Salt Lake City Airport.

September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

Aloft Louisville Downtown Set to Open November 3
Tech-savvy, boutique hotel brings unique offerings to Main Street

Louisville, KY (September 14, 2015) – The Aloft Louisville Downtown, an eight-story, 175-room boutique hotel located in the heart of Whiskey Row, is set to open on Tuesday, November 3rd. The Aloft hotel, the only Starwood branded property in the downtown area, will feature the brand’s signature tech-savvy touches such as SPG Keyless— the industry’s first truly mobile keyless entry system that allows guests to use their smart phones to check in, alongside local touches to reflect the property’s Whiskey Row location. 

September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

White Lodging Names Trisha Klingerman as General Manager for the Courtyard Midway

Klingerman has 6 years of hospitality experience

Merrillville, Ind. (September 14, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Trisha Klingerman as general manager for the Courtyard Midway in Illinois.

September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

White Lodging Names Jesse Loose as General Manager for the SpringHill Suites Westminster

Loose has been with White Lodging for over 11 years

Merrillville, Ind. (September14, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Jesse Loose as the new general manager of the SpringHill Suites Westminster. 

September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

White Lodging Names Andrew Debruzzi as General Manager for the Residence Inn Denver West/Golden

Debruzzi has been with White Lodging for over 7 years

Merrillville, Ind. (September 14, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Andrew Debruzzi as general manager for the Residence Inn by Marriott Denver West/Golden.

September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

White Lodging Announces Nicholas Restivo as the Executive Chef at the Renaissance Plantation/Fort Lauderdale

Restivoas brings more than 16 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. - (September 14, 2015):  White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Nicholas Restivo has been named executive chef at Renaissance Plantation/Fort Lauderdale. Previously, Restivo was the banquet chef at Ritz Carlton South Beach in Miami, Fla.

September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015

White Lodging Names Brandon Maynard as General Manager for the Springhill Suites Louisville Hurstbourne North

Maynard brings over 8 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 9, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Brandon Maynard as the general manager for the Springhill Suites Louisville Hurstbourne North.

September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015

White Lodging Names Michael Israel as General Manager for the Hampton Inn Merrillville

Israel brings over 6 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 10, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Michael Israel as the general manager for the Hampton Inn Merrillville in Indiana.

September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015

White Lodging Names Cassie Kronewitter as General Manager for the Residence Inn Carmel

Kronewitter brings over 3 years of hospitality experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 10, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Cassie Kronewitter as the new general manager for the Residence Inn Carmel in Indiana. 

September 9, 2015

September 9, 2015

Sheraton Erie wins numerous awards in Lake Erie Living Magazine
Sheraton Erie is voted six awards by readers for 2015
Merrillville, Ind. (September 9, 2015): White Lodging is pleased to announce the Sheraton Erie Lakefront has won six awards that were voted on by readers of Lake Erie Living Magazine for 2015.

September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015

White Lodging Announces Joe Steiskal as the general manager at the Renaissance Broomfield

Steiskal brings more than 17 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. - (September 8, 2015):  White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Joe Steiskal has been named general manager at the Renaissance Broomfield in Colorado. Previously, Steiskal was the resident manager for the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015

White Lodging Names Hunter Carmichael as Regional Vice President of Region 9

Carmichael has been with White Lodging since July of 1998

Merrillville, Ind. (September 8, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Hunter Carmichael has been promoted to the position of regional vice president of Region 9, covering Omaha, North Austin and San Antonio, TX.

September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015

White Lodging Names Andre Smallwood as General Manager of the Courtyard Mesquite

Smallwood brings over 6+ years of experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (September 8, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Andre Smallwood has been promoted to general manager of the Courtyard Mesquite, located in Mesquite, Tex.

August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

White Lodging to Partner with Milwaukee-based Jackson Street Holdings, LLC to Manage the SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown

The 155-suite property is scheduled to open in Spring 2016

Merrillville, Ind. (August 27, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce it will once again partner with Milwaukee-based Jackson Street Holdings, LLC  to manage the 155-suite SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown. Located at the corner of 4th and Wells streets, the SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2016, will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by JSWD Commerce, LLC, an affiliate of Jackson Street Holdings and managed by White Lodging Services. 

August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

White Lodging Breaks Ground on the Aloft and Element Hotel Development in Downtown Austin.

Project marks the beginning construction of Starwood’s Aloft and Element brands in the City’s downtown.

Merrillville, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2015):  White Lodging Services Corporation today announced the groundbreaking of the dual branded Aloft and Element hotel complex in Austin, Texas. Located at the intersection of 7th and Congress, the 32-story development will include the 278-room Aloft Austin Downtown and 144-room Element Austin Downtown. The hotels are both scheduled to open in the early summer of 2017.   

August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

SpringHill Suites to Open in Houston, Texas

Stylish, all-suite hotel offers space for travelers to spread out and recharge

Houston, Texas – Aug. 24, 2015 The 167-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Downtown Houston, Texas, opened today. Located at 914 Dallas Street, Houston, TX, 77002, the SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown/Convention Center will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust of Bethesda, Maryland, and managed by White Lodging Services of Merrillville, Indiana. 

August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

White Lodging Names Michelle Hon as General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville

Hon brings over 8 years of experience to her new position

Merrillville, Ind. (August 21, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Lynn Hon has been promoted to general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville in Indiana.

August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

White Lodging Names Joshua Schreib as General Manager of the Courtyard Philadelphia Great Valley/Malvern

Schreib brings over 14+ years of experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. (August 21, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Joshua Schreib has been promoted to general manager of the Courtyard Philadelphia Great Valley/Malvern in Pennsylvania.

July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

White Lodging Announces Peter McCall as the Executive Chef at the Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks

McCall brings more than 10 years of hospitality experience to his new position

Merrillville, Ind. - (July 29, 2015):  White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Peter McCall has been named executive chef at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks. Previously, McCall was the executive sous chef at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

White Lodging Names Keily Brown as General Manager of the Fairfield Inn San Antonio Downtown

Brown has been three years of proven hotel leadership experience

Merrillville, Ind. (July 29, 2015):  White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Keily Brown as the new general manager for the Fairfield Inn San Antonio Downtown. Previously, Brown worked at the Courtyard Fairfield Inn in Chandler, Ariz. before supporting the Hampton Inn Doral and Hampton/Homewood Omaha. 

July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

White Lodging Announces Ryan Graham as the General Manager at the Residence Inn Merrillville

Graham brings more than 10 years of hospitality experience to the position

Merrillville, Ind. - (July 29, 2015):  White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Ryan Graham as the new general manager for the Residence Inn in Merrillville, Ind. Previously, Graham was the general manager at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Valparaiso, Ind. 

July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

The Westin Austin Downtown Opens Its Doors in the Live Music Capital of The World®

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 16, 2015) – Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT), today announced the opening of its latest Austin hotel, The Westin Austin Downtown, located in the heart of the city at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and Fifth Street. A joint venture among White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family and REI Real Estate Services, LLC., the 20-story hotel, which draws design inspiration from the local music scene, is Westin’s second Austin property, and one of five new openings in North America this year.

July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

White Lodging Announces New General Managers Named in Q2 2015

Both internal promotions and external hires helped the company grow

Merrillville, Ind. (July 8, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers last quarter across the company.

July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT UNVEILS INNOVATIVE NEXT GENERATION DESIGN AND DÉCOR

Redefining moderate tier lodging, Marriott’s rapidly expanding brand launches intuitive, flexible design and warm, natural décor

(Bedford Park, Illinois) – July 6, 2015 – White Lodging Services is excited to announce the Fairfield Inn & Suites by in Bedford Park, Illinois is unveiling its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor. The RLJ Lodging Trust owned hotel now features the brand’s new design and décor, which enhances the guest experience through flexible features, and a warm and welcoming environment.

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

RADISSON STAR PLAZA NAMED VENUE OF THE YEAR BY THE INDIANA CHAPTER OF MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL

The hotel was honored and recognized at IMPI’s annual IMPRESS Awards

MERRILLVILLE, IND. (June 30, 2015) – The Radisson Star Plaza was named Venue of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (IMPI) at the Chapter’s annual IMPRESS Awards. The awards ceremony honored and recognized individuals and organizations for their work in the meetings and events industry.  The event was held June 18, 2015 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

Chase Bey Kimo Akana has been Named Executive Chef at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University

Akana brings over 18 years of experience with Hyatt Hotels to his new role

Merrillville, Ind. - (June 30, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Chase Bey Kimo Akana has been named executive chef at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. Previously, Akana was an executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade in Ohio.

June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

Dov Dorati Named Director of Sales for Hampton Inn Miami-Doral Dolphin Mall in Florida

The hotel was acquired by White Lodging in May

Merrillville, Ind. - (June 25, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Dov Dorati has been named Director of Sales of the Hampton Inn Miami-Doral Dolphin Mall in Florida. Previously, Dorati was a booking.com Revenue Account Manager for the Florida Keys since 2013.

June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

HYATT PLACE CHICAGO/MIDWAY AIRPORT CELEBRATES OFFICIAL OPENING

148-room Hyatt Place hotel located at the Midway Hotel Center, just two blocks away from the airport

CHICAGO (June 18, 2015) – White Lodging Services, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and the Weglarz Company today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/Midway Airport, just two blocks from Midway International Airport in Bedford Park, Ill.

June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

BOULDER MARRIOTT ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT
The new concept introduces a new name and menu for guests

Boulder, Co. – [June 18, 2015] – The Boulder Marriott is proud to announce Thomas Mah has been named executive chef at the hotel.

June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

White Lodging Announces Brian Long has been Named General Manager of the Courtyard Austin North/Parmer Lane

Long will be re-joining the White Lodging team

Merrillville, Ind. - (June 18, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Brian Long has been named general manager of the Courtyard Austin North/Parmer Lane. Previously, Long was a Regional Director of Operations for Pearl Hospitality.

June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

White Lodging Announces Lance Taylor has been Promoted to General Manager at SpringHill Suites Austin South

Taylor brings over 15 years of hospitality experience to his new role

Merrillville, Ind. - (June 18, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Lance Taylor has been promoted to general manager at the Spring Hill Suites Austin South. Previously, Taylor was the general manager at the Courtyard Austin North.
 

June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Omaha/Downtown Completes Property Renovations to Guestrooms and Public Space

Renovations Are Part of Brand Revitalization Initiative

OMAHA, Neb. – June 17, 2015 – Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Omaha/Downtown, announces the completion of its renovations to the property. As part of the renovation, changes were made to guestrooms and the hotel’s public space. 

June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

White Lodging Announces Meagan Prazeres as the General Manager at the Residence Inn Chicago Naperville/Warrenville

Prazares joins her new position with experience from downtown Chicago

Merrillville, Ind. - (June 11, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the appointment of Meagan Prazeres to general manager of the Residence Inn Chicago Naperville/Warrenville in Illinois.

June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

White Lodging Announces Abner Benitez has been Promoted to Executive Chef at the Marriott Austin South

Benitez brings over 14 years of food & beverage experience to his new role

Merrillville, Ind. - (June 11, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Abner Benitez has been promoted to Executive Chef at the Marriott Austin South.

June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015

Boulder Marriott Announces Dustin Kovats As New General Manager
Kovats joins the Marriott from the Courtyard Pittsburgh North

Boulder, Co. – [June 2, 2015] – The Boulder Marriott is proud to announce Dustin Kovats as the property’s new general manager.

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

White Lodging Appoints Executive Chef for the Westin Austin at the Domain

Austin, Texas. - (May 22, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Irvin as the executive chef of the Westin Austin at the Domain.

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

White Lodging Announces Lou Demarchi as the General Manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Mettawa 

Demarchi brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the position

Merrillville, Ind. - (May 21, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the appointment of Lou Demarchi to general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Mettawa in Lake Forest, Illinois. 

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

White Lodging Announces Jamie Hopwood as the General Manager at the Hyatt Place Bloomington 

Bloomington, Ind. - (May 21, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Hopwood at the general manager at the Hyatt Place Bloomington. 

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

White Lodging Announces Claire Wroblewski as the General Manager at the SpringHill Suites Schaumburg

Wroblewski joins her new position from the Residence Inn Chicago Southeast

Merrillville, Ind. - (May 21, 2015): White Lodging is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Wroblewski to general manager of the SpringHill Suites Schaumburg in Illinois.

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

Residence Inn Hartford Rocky Hill Unveils Room Renovation

Total redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

Rocky Hill, Conn. – [May 6, 2015] – The Residence Inn by Marriott in Rocky Hill, Conn. has undergone a renovation of its public areas and 96 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Hartford Rocky Hill’s suites offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling.

May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

White Lodging Assumes Management of Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites in Downtown Omaha

The hotels mark the 2nd and 3rd managed hotels in Omaha for White Lodging

Merrillville, Ind. (May 1, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over the management of the Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown and Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha-Downtown.

April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

Chef Drew Anderson Appointed to Executive Chef for the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel

Chef Anderson brings over 10 years of culinary experience to the hotel

Broomfield, Colo. - (April 30, 2015):  The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron is pleased to announce the appointment of Drew Anderson as executive chef of the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron hotel. In Anderson’s new role, he will oversee and manage the hotel’s restaurant, Flatz Restaurant, and banquet production.

April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015

Courtyard in Farmington, Connecticut Completes a Major Lobby and Rooms Renovation

Intuitive lobby design features high-tech GoBoard®, flexible work and social spaces, and 24/7 food and beverage market

Farmington, Conn. – April 28, 2015 – The 119-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 1583 South East Road in Farmington, Conn. has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms and public spaces, including adding a Bistro. The hotel now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. 

April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015

White Lodging Announces New General Managers Named in Q1 2015

Both internal promotions and external hires helped the company grow

Merrillville, Ind. (April 23, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers last quarter across the company.

April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Residence Inn Louisville Northeast Unveils Rooms and Public Space Renovation

Total redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

[Louisville, Ky.] – [April 20, 2015] – The Residence Inn by Marriott in Louisville, Ky. has undergone a complete renovation of its public spaces and 102 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Louisville Northeast’s suites offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling.

April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Residence Inn Denver West Golden Unveils Rooms Renovation

Total redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

[Denver, Colo.] – [April 20, 2015] – White Lodging is pleased to announce the Residence Inn by Marriott in Golden, Colo. has undergone a complete renovation of its 88 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, and public space designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Denver West Golden’s suites offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. 

April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Residence Inn Mount Olive at the International Trade Center Unveils Room Renovation

Total redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

[Stanhope, New Jersey] – [April 20, 2015] – The Residence Inn by Marriott in Stanhope, New Jersey has undergone a complete renovation of its public spaces and 123 suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Mount Olive’s suites offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling.

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015

White Lodging releases information about data breach investigation at select food and beverage outlets

Merrillville, Ind. (April 8, 2015):  Officials of White Lodging Services Corporation, an independent hotel management company, announce the suspected breach of point of sales systems at food and beverage outlets, such as restaurants and lounges, from the period July 3, 2014 through February 6, 2015 at 10 properties. Systems other than the point of sales systems at the food and beverage outlets are not believed to be affected. 

March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

White Lodging Assumes Management of Hampton Inn Miami-Doral Dolphin Mall

This hotel marks the 14th managed hotels in Florida for White Lodging

Merrillville, Ind. (March 2, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over the management of the Hampton Inn Miami-Doral Dolphin Mall in Miami, Fla. 

February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015

Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks Unveils Total Hotel Renovation and New Restaurant

The renovations included an addition of six guest rooms, indoor patio area with fireplace and new restaurant 703 bar + kitchen

Fairfax, VA – [Feb. 18, 2015] –White Lodging is pleased to announce the completion of a total renovation at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, including the launch of a new restaurant 703 bar + kitchen.  

February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

Richmond Marriott Downtown Unveils Renovated Meeting and Event Space

The renovated space design was inspired by Richmond’s James River and industrial history

Richmond, VA – [Feb. 17, 2015] – Ownership group Apple REIT and management company White Lodging are pleased to announce the completion of Richmond Marriott Downtown’s meeting and event space renovation.

February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015

LONE STAR LUXURY: JW MARRIOTT AUSTIN OPENS ITS DOORS

JW Marriott’s First Austin Hotel Honors U.S. Armed Forces with First Check-In

AUSTIN, TEXAS, February 13, 2015 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts opened its first property in Austin today, approximately two and a half years after the hotel first broke ground. The 34-story JW Marriott Austin is not only the largest hotel in Austin, but also the largest JW Marriott in North America and the second-largest JW Marriott in the world. The JW Marriott Austin employs approximately 800 associates, has achieved a LEED Silver certification and a two-star Austin Energy Green Building rating.

February 12, 2015

February 12, 2015

White Lodging Names Jason Kreul as Senior Vice President of Full Service Operations

Kreul brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the position

Merrillville, IN. (February 12, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Jason Kreul has been hired as Senior Vice President of Full Service Operations.

February 11, 2015

White Lodging To Build a Dual-Branded AC Hotel and Le Méridien Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Denver

Le Méridien Denver and AC Denver are Slated to Break Ground in Late Spring 2015, Open in early 2017

Merrillville, IN. (February 11, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce it will build a dual-branded hotel development in downtown Denver, featuring AC Hotels by Marriott hotel as well as a Starwood-branded Le Méridien Hotel. Construction on the 18-story development will begin in Spring 2015 with an opening scheduled for early 2017. 

Jan. 27, 2015

White Lodging Names Chad Cuddy as Opening General Manager of  Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown and Hyatt House Denver/Downtown

The hotels are scheduled to open in the fourth quarter 2015

Merrillville, Ind. (January 27, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Chad Cuddy has been named as opening dual general manager position for the new Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown & Hyatt House Denver/ Downtown.  

Jan. 27, 2015

White Lodging Announces New Regional Vice Presidents and General Managers Named in Q4 2014

Both internal promotions and external hires helped the company grow

Merrillville, Ind. (January 27, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named regional vice presidents and general managers last quarter across the company. 

Jan. 19, 2015

White Lodging Names Chris Anderson as Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Full Service Hotels

Anderson brings more than 22 years of hospitality experience to the position

Merrillville, Ind. (January 19, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Chris Anderson has been hired as Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Full Service Hotels.

Jan. 12, 2015

White Lodging Hires Kris Carlson as opening general manager of the Westin Austin Downtown

The hotel is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015

Merrillville, Ind. (January 12, 2014):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Kris Carlson will join White Lodging as the opening general manger of the Westin Austin Downtown. 

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

HILTON GARDEN INN AUSTIN NORTH CONTINUES TO GROW WITH NEW RENOVATIONS

117-room hotel undergoes extensive brand revitalization initiative
 
Merrillville, Ind. – June 14, 2014 – White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the 117-room Hilton Garden Inn Austin North completed its renovation of the lobby. The hotel now features elements of Project Grow, a major brand revitalization initiative that includes upgrades to the hotel’s communal spaces including the lobby and the guest reception area.   As a result, Hilton Garden Inn Austin North updated carpet, wall vinyl, light fixtures, accent décor and added new and inviting sitting areas. Read more.

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

HILTON GARDEN INN CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT CONTINUES TO GROW WITH NEW RENOVATIONS
174-room hotel undergoes extensive brand revitalization initiative


Bedford Park, Illinois – June 13, 2014 – White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the 174-room Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Midway Airport, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust, completed its full hotel renovation.

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Midway Airport renovation contains elements of “Project Grow”, a major brand revitalization initiative that includes upgrades to the hotel’s communal spaces including the lobby and the guest reception area. As a result, the hotel updated carpet, wall vinyl, light fixtures, accent décor and added new and inviting sitting areas. Read more.

Jan. 21, 2014

White Lodging Names Esther White As Opening General Manager Of The SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown

The hotel is scheduled to open in Spring 2015

Merrillville, Ind. (January 21, 2015):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Esther White has been named as the opening general manager of the SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown.

Dec. 19, 2014

Dec. 19, 2014

White Lodging Honored with Two Key Awards from Hyatt Hotel & Resorts

The company’s recognitions include “Operating Excellence” and “Best New Development Project”

Merrillville, Ind. (Dec. 19, 2014):  White Lodging is pleased to announce it has again been recognized by a brand partner for excellence in hotel management, this time by Hyatt Hotel & Resorts.

White Lodging executives attended a Hyatt owners conference in November where they accepted two awards for 2014 on behalf of the company, “Operating Excellence” and “Best New Development Project.” Read More.

Dec. 15, 2014

Dec. 15, 2014

White Lodging Hires Jason Druso as Vice President of Restaurants

Druso will lead a strategic F&B initiative within the company

Merrillville, Ind. (December 15, 2014):  White Lodging is pleased to announce Jason Druso as its new Vice President of Restaurants, working on improving the company’s Food and Beverage operations and revenue growth of its outlets. Read More.

Dec. 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

MARRIOTT TO OPEN COURTYARD AND RESIDENCE INN HOTELS IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Dual-branded hotel is adjacent to the First Freedom Center

Richmond, Virginia –December 09, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. Monday announced the opening of a combined 135-room Courtyard hotel and 75-suite Residence Inn hotel in Richmond, Virginia. The hotels are owned by Apple Hospitality REIT and will be managed by White Lodging Services of Merrillville, Indiana.

Nov. 19, 2014

Nov. 19, 2014

The Westin Austin Downtown celebrates Topping Out

The Topping Out milestone signifies the completion of structural construction

Merrillville, Ind. (Nov. 19, 2014):  The Westin Austin Downtown welcomed clients and guests to downtown Austin today to celebrate the completion of structural construction on the 20-story, 366-room hotel.

The hotel broke ground Aug. 5 and is scheduled to open in June 2015 on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The Westin hotel is a joint venture between White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family and REI Real Estate Services, LLC. Read More.

Oct. 20, 2014

Oct. 20, 2014

White Lodging announces new general managers named in Q3 2014

Both internal promotions and external hires helped the company grow

Merrillville, Ind. (Oct. 20, 2014):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers last quarter across the company. Read More.

Oct. 2, 2014

Oct. 2, 2014

JW Marriott Indianapolis’ Lead Bartender Selected as a Chopped! Bloody Mary Contest Finalist

Jessica Taylor selected as top 12 finalist to compete in New York City on Oct. 18

Merrillville, Ind. (Oct. 2, 2014):  White Lodging and the JW Marriott Indianapolis are excited to announce that Jessica Taylor, lead bartender of the JW Marriott Indianapolis, has been selected as a top 12 finalist for the Chopped! Bloody Mary Contest live competition and was selected as Indiana’s state champion in the entry round. Read More.

Aug. 12, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014

HYATT PLACE BLOOMINGTON CELEBRATES OFFICIAL OPENING

172-room Hyatt Place hotel located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, just blocks away from Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (August 12, 2014) – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts,White Lodging Services and REI Real Estate Services, LLC today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Bloomington, just one block from the Bloomington Convention Center and a short distance from Indiana University. Read More.

Aug. 5, 2014

Aug. 5, 2014

White Lodging names Pete Sams as New Full Service Regional Vice President
Sams bring more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the position

Merrillville, IN. (Aug. 5,  2014): We are pleased to announce that Pete Sams will be joining White Lodging as a new full service regional vice president. Sams’ region will be identified shortly after he joins the organization in early August

After serving honorably in the U.S. Army, Sams started his hospitality career as a restaurant server at the Omni Corpus Christi while completing his college education.  Over the course of the next 20 years, Sams put together a successful and highly decorated career with Omni Hotels.  He initially held several positions in the finance discipline, including leadership roles as an area director of finance for Omni Hotels, having responsibility for as many as ten hotels at one time in this capacity.  Read More.

Aug. 1, 2014

Aug. 1, 2014

White Lodging announces new general managers named in Q2 2014
Both internal promotions and external hires helped the company grow


Merrillville, Ind. (Aug. 1, 2014):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers last quarter across the company. Read more.

July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014

White Lodging Assumes Management of Embassy Suites West Palm Beach
The hotel will remain under the leadership of General Manager Jay Badillo

Merrillville, Ind. (July 16, 2014):  White Lodging is pleased to announce it has assumed the management contract of the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Airport Hotel, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust.
“We believe West Palm Beach is a vibrant, exciting part of Florida and are looking forward to bringing the White Lodging culture to the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach,” said David Lanterman, regional vice president at White Lodging. “We are fortunate that so many of the associates at the hotel chose to stay and start careers within White Lodging.” Read More.

June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

COURTYARD IN HOUSTON, TEXAS COMPLETES A MAJOR LOBBY AND ROOMS RENOVATION
Intuitive lobby design features high-tech GoBoard® 5.0, flexible work and social spaces, and 24/7 food and beverage market

Houston, Texas – June 27, 2014 – The 191-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 916 Dallas St. in Houston, Texas has completed a major renovation. The hotel now features guest room updates, an expanded fitness center and added a presidential suite. Read more.

June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

RESIDENCE INN HOUSTON DOWNTOWN UNVEILS INNOVATIVE RENOVATION
Total redesign of suites and public spaces allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

Houston, Texas – June 27, 2014 – The Residence Inn by Marriott in Houston, Texas has undergone a renovation of its fitness center, guest spaces and updates to the suites appliances, transforming it into an upscale hotel, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Houston Downtown Convention Center offers guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. Read More.

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

White Lodging Names Bruce Hoffmann as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Hoffmann joins the company with more than 25 years of hospitality experience


Merrillville, Ind. (June 17, 2014):  White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Bruce Hoffmann has joined White Lodging as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective June 9, 2014. Read More.

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

RESIDENCE INN HOTEL OPENS IN WILMETTE, ILLINOIS
Stylish and functional hotel design lets extended-stay guests thrive on the road

Wilmette, Illinois – May 16, 2014 – The 130-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Wilmette, Illinois is now open for business and features the brand’s innovative, new design. Located at 3205 Old Glenview Road, the all-suite Residence Inn Chicago Wilmette operates as a Marriott franchise and is managed by White Lodging Services of Merrillville, Indiana. Read more.

May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

RESIDENCE INN MARRIOTT GRAND JUNCTION UNVEILS INNOVATIVE RENOVATION
Total redesigned public spaces allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO – MAY 6, 2014 – White Lodging is pleased to announce that the Residence Inn by Marriott in Grand Junction, Colorado has undergone a lobby and public space renovation, transforming it into an upscale hotel, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Grand Junction, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust, offers guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. Read More.

May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

COURTYARD IN GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO COMPLETES A MAJOR LOBBY AND PUBLIC SPACE RENOVATION
Intuitive lobby design features high-tech GoBoard® 4.0, flexible work and social spaces, and 24/7 food and beverage market

Grand Junction, Colorado – May 6, 2014 – The 136-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 765 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction, Colorado has completed a major renovation of its lobby. The RLJ Lodging Trust owned hotel now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read More.

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT AUSTIN NW/ARBORETUM PUBLIC AREA RENOVATION
Total redesign of suites and public area allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

[Austin, Texas] – [April 9, 2014] – White Lodging is pleased to announce that the Residence Inn by Marriott in Austin, Texas has undergone a complete renovation of its public space.The newly refreshed Residence Inn Austin NW/Arboretum’s suites and public space offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling.

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014

White Lodging announces new general managers named in Q1 2014

Both internal promotions and external hires helped the company grow

Merrillville, Ind. (April 8, 2014):  White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last three months across the company. 

April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

THE RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT SAN ANTONIO DOWNTOWN UNVEILS ROOM RENOVATION
Total redesign of suites allow extended-stay guests to thrive on the road

[San Antonio, Texas] – [April 7, 2014] – The Residence Inn by Marriott in San Antonio, Texas has undergone a complete renovation of its suites, transforming them into upscale guestrooms, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today. The newly refreshed Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown’s suites offer guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. Read More

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

Marriott Hotels Expand in Colorado with the Denver Marriott Westminster

Centrally located between Denver and Boulder, the hotel and restaurant Tiller’s Kitchen & Bar open today

Westminster, Colo. (April 2, 2014):  Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners and White Lodging Services today announced the opening of the 215-room Denver Marriott Westminster full service hotel and Tiller’s Kitchen & Bar restaurant in Westminster, Colo. Read More

March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES CHICAGO SOUTHEAST/ HAMMOND UNVEILS INNOVATIVE NEXT GENERATION ROOM DESIGN AND DÉCOR
Redefining moderate tier lodging, Marriott’s rapidly expanding brand launches intuitive, flexible design and warm, natural décor

(Hammond, Indiana) – March 25, 2014– Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is unveiling its smart, inventive guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor, in Hammond, Ind. The RLJ Lodging Trust owned hotel now features the brand’s new design and décor, which enhance the guest experience through flexible features, and a warm and welcoming environment. Read more.

March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

COURTYARD IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA COMPLETES MAJOR LOBBY AND ROOMS RENOVATION
Intuitive lobby design features high-tech GoBoard®, flexible work and social spaces, and 24/7 food and beverage market

[Phoenix, Arizona] – March 24, 2014 – The 164-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 2029 W Whispering Wind Drive in Phoenix, Arizona has completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms. The hotel now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read more.

March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

SpringHill Suites Opens In The Heart Of Downtown Bloomington Stylish, all-suite hotel offers space for travelers to spread out and recharge Merrillville, Ind. (March 17, 2014):

White Lodging is pleased to announce the 158-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Bloomington, Indiana opened today. Located at 501 North College Avenue, the SpringHill Suites Bloomington will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Bloomington-based KPM Hotel Group and managed by White Lodging Services of Merrillville, Indiana. Read More

March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

COURTYARD IN MIRAMAR, FLORIDA COMPLETES MAJOR ROOMS RENOVATION

[Miramar, Florida] – March 13, 2014 – White Lodging and hotel owner RLJ Lodging Trust are pleased to announce that the 128-room Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale SW/Miramar (“Courtyard Miramar”) located at 14500 Hotel Road in Miramar, Fla. has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms after having recently completed a lobby renovation as well. Read More

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

COURTYARD IN MALVERN, PA COMPLETES MAJOR LOBBY AND ROOMS RENOVATION
Intuitive lobby design features high-tech GoBoard®, flexible work and social spaces, and 24/7 food and beverage market

MALVERN, PA – March 12, 2014 – The 127-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 280 Old Morehall Road in Malvern, PA has completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms. The hotel now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read More.

March 11, 2014

March 11, 2014

WHITE LODGING CHOSEN TO MANAGE THE MARRIOTT AT GLENPOINTE
Hotel and Conference Center Part of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ Mixed-Use Glenpointe Complex

TEANECK, N.J., March 10, 2014 – White Lodging, one of the fastest-growing, fully-integrated independent hotel ownership, development and management companies in the country, has been selected to manage the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, N.J. The 345-room hotel and conference center is part of the Glenpointe complex, one of northern New Jersey's foremost mixed-use developments. Located at the crossroads of I-80 and I-95, the complex was developed and is owned by Alfred Sanzari Enterprises of Hackensack, N.J. Read More.

February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

White Lodging releases additional information about data breach investigation

Merrillville, Ind. (February  3, 2014):  Officials of White Lodging Services Corporation, an independent hotel management company, announce the suspected breach of point of sales systems from the period March 20 - December 16, 2013 at food and beverage outlets, such as restaurants and lounges, at 14 properties.

In addition, there was one property where the point of sale system and property management system used at the front desk were also suspected as affected. Read More.

January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

HILTON GARDEN INN LAKE FOREST/METTAWA CONTINUES TO GROW WITH NEW RENOVATIONS
170-room hotel undergoes extensive brand revitalization initiative 
METTAWA, Ill. – January 30, 2014 – White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the 170-room Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa completed its renovation of the lobby and restaurant areas.
Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa now features elements of Project Grow, a major brand revitalization initiative, that includes upgrades to the property’s communal spaces, including the lobby and the guest reception area. 
As part of the “Project Grow” initiative, the hotel updated carpet, wall vinyl, light fixtures and accent décor. Additionally, new and inviting seating areas were created. Read more.

January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

HILTON GARDEN INN DETROIT/ NOVI CONTINUES TO GROW WITH NEW RENOVATIONS
148-room hotel undergoes extensive brand revitalization initiative

NOVI, Mich. – January 29, 2014 – White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the 148-room Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/ Novi has completed lobby and guest space renovations.
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/ Novi now features elements of Project Grow, a major brand revitalization initiative, that includes upgrades to the hotel’s communal spaces including the lobby and the guest reception area.
Tailored color schemes, seating arrangements, lobby bars and updated floor and tile work are hallmarks of the “Project Grow” initiative and Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/ Novi has brought that philosophy to its hotel.    Read More.

January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014

BEDFORD PARK, Ill. and MCLEAN, Va. – January 16, 2013 – The Hampton Inn Chicago Midway Airport today announced the completion of its newly renovated guest rooms and public space.  The hotel, which is owned by RLJ Lodging Trust, completed renovations on December 23, 2013. Read More.

January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

WARRENVILLE, Ill. – January 13, 2014 – White Lodging Services are pleased to announce the 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville completed its renovation on December 8, 2013. Read more

January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. – January 13, 2014 – White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the 149-room Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton completed its lobby and guest space renovations on November 1, 2013. More

November 12, 2013

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and White Lodging Services today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown, just steps from the Music City Center and the city’s famous Broadway entertainment district. Read More

October 18, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read more

October 16, 2013

White Lodging Services is proud to announce Dave Kennedy will join the Denver Marriott Westminster leadership team as general manager. Read more

October 15, 2013

The JW Marriott Indianapolis and White Lodging Services are excited to announce the Indianapolis hotel has received its first 2013 Pinnacle Award, presented by Successful Meetings Magazine. The award is given to those hotels, resorts, and conference centers that represent the highest standards of excellence. Read more

October 15, 2013

White Lodging Services and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the formation of a joint venture to develop Denver’s first dual-branded Hyatt Place/Hyatt House. A Hyatt affiliate and White Lodging will each own 50 percent of the joint venture and White Lodging will operate the hotels under franchise agreements with a Hyatt affiliate. Read more

September 27, 2013

Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, and White Lodging Services are proud to announce the completed renovation of the 112-room Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs. The Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs now features elements of Project Grow, a major brand revitalization initiative that includes upgrades to the property’s communal spaces including the lobby and the guest reception area. The renovation was completed April 10. Read more

September 24, 2013

White Lodging Services Corporation hosted a groundbreaking celebration for a second Westin hotel in Austin, Texas. The Westin Austin Downtown broke ground Aug. 5 and is scheduled to open in Spring 2015 on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The 20-story, 366-room Westin hotel is a joint venture between White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family and REI Real Estate Services, LLC. Read more

September 19, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read more

September 13, 2013

White Lodging Services is proud to announce that the company completed a renovation of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa/Brandon located at 10240 Palm River Rd. in Tampa on July 3. Read more

September 12, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce it will host a two-day job fair for positions at the Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown, scheduled to open in November on 3rd Avenue South. Read more

August 29, 2013

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge that is setting the new standard in all-inclusive dude ranch resorts announced key entertainment and speakers for  an exceptional weekend, “Cowgirl Up for the Cure,” to take place October 3 to 6 and benefitting the Denver Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. During this ladies-only all-inclusive weekend, guests will enjoy a variety of special activity-based and educational programs on the 15,000-acre Brush Creek Ranch plus nightly entertainment, including a performance by Lisa Loeb. Read more

August 19, 2013

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge, officially announced the opening of their 2013 wing shooting program today. Now through October 12, 2013 guests can experience the thrill of a guided, private hunt for pheasant or chukars with the Ranch’s team of National Champion bird dogs, as well as popular continental tower hunt experiences from the Brush Creek Ranch Founder’s Gun Range shooting tower. Seasonal Duck hunts at Brush Creek Ranch take place October 3 to 12 via the Encampment River and Ponds across Brush Creek Ranch’s 15,000 private acres. Read More.

August 13, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read More.

August 7, 2013

White Lodging Services Corporation today announced construction has commenced for a second Westin hotel in Austin, Texas. The Westin Austin Downtown broke ground Aug. 5 and is scheduled to open in Spring 2015 on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The 17-story, 366-room Westin hotel is a joint venture between White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family and REI Real Estate Services, LLC. Read More.

August 7, 2013

The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is excited to welcome authors Steve Wollett and Michael West to the hotel for book signings during the week of Gen Con. Read More.

August 1, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over the management of the Hampton Inn Houston – Near The Galleria in Texas. This addition expands White Lodging’s managed portfolio to 169 hotels, including 38 in Texas. Read More.

July 30, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford-Meriden, located at 90 Miles Drive in Wallingford, Connecticut, completed a major renovation on April 1. Read More.

July 30, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce Vicki Wicks has been named general manager for Springhill Suites Bloomington in Bloomington, Ind., opening in 2014. Read More.

July 29, 2013

The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, a White Lodging Services managed property, was named a Gold Key Award recipient by Meeting & Conventions magazine for 2013, making this the fourth consecutive year. Read More.

July 29, 2013

The JW Marriott Indianapolis and White Lodging Services are excited to announce the Indianapolis hotel has been named a Gold Key Award Winner by Meetings & Conventions magazine for 2013 and named Best of the MidAmerica by Meetings Focus magazine for 2013. Read More.

July 22, 2013

White Lodging Services and Flatz Restaurant are pleased to announce that Executive Chef Sean Rush has been recognized as the Chef of the Year across the company’s managed properties. Read More.

July 22, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read More.

July 18, 2013

JW Marriott Austin is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Blalock as general manager of the new hotel slated to open in March 2015. Read More.

July 3, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Janice Zoeller has been promoted to corporate director of sales and marketing, where she will be oversee sales effort for 17 hotels. Read More

July 2, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over the management of the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn hotels in West Palm Beach, Fl. The acquisition expands White Lodging’s managed portfolio to 168 hotels, including 10 in Florida. Read More

July 1, 2013

White Lodging and the Denver Marriott South Hotel (the “Hotel”) are pleased to announce the recently completed lighting renovations to the Hotel’s 8,190 sq. ft. ballroom.  In efforts to create substantial energy and cost savings, the Hotel took advantage of emerging LED lighting technology with a $65,000 investment. Read more

June 28, 2013

White Lodging Services and Hilton Garden Inn® are pleased to announce the 169-room Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North completed its renovation on March 22. The Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North now features elements of Project Grow, a major brand revitalization initiative that includes upgrades to the hotel’s communal spaces including the lobby and the guest reception area. Read More

June 28, 2013

The 90-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Longmont, Colo. completed its renovation on May 8. The RLJ Lodging Trust owned hotel now features the brand’s new design and décor, which enhances the guest experience through flexible features, and a contemporary and welcoming environment. Read More

June 27, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Mary Pat Hartmann has been promoted to regional director of operations where she will be responsible for overseeing the operations of hotels in Kentucky and Ohio. Read More

June 24, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce Laura Presnol has been named senior director of talent acquisition for the company. Previously, Presnol was a talent acquisition manager, overseeing college recruiting efforts. Read more

June 20, 2013

River North continues to expand its 24/7 appeal to tourists, business travelers and locals alike as three unique hotel concepts – Aloft Chicago City Center, Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown/River North and Hyatt Place Chicago/River North – and a new Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises concept, Beatrix, open to the public on Thursday, June 20. Read more

May 28, 2013

JW Marriott and White Lodging Services are pleased to announce that the JW Marriott Indianapolis received the ‘JW Hotel of the Year’ award for Marriott’s Western Region at the Marriott Western Region General Managers Conference held in San Antonio. Read more

June 14, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read more

June 11, 2013

Denver Marriott South hotel and White Lodging are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Patrick Miranda as Sous Chef at the restaurant Sonoma’z Wine Bar & Grill. Read more

June 07, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce 105 hotels managed by the company were named as 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipients. Read more

June 4, 2013

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge that is setting the new standard in all-inclusive dude ranch resorts kicked off it’s season opening recently by hosting two private events: a corporate group followed by a destination wedding. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch has plenty of new offerings for 2013 including packages, experiences and fresh takes on both the children’s and food & beverage programs. Read more

May 24, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce Laura Brouk has been named senior vice president of revenue generation for the company’s select-service portfolio. This new role will oversee sales, revenue management and eCommerce efforts. Read more

May 22, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce Cory Chambers has been promoted to vice president of revenue generation for the company’s full-service portfolio. This new role will oversee sales, revenue management, eCommerce and communications channels. Read more

May 20, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read more

May 17, 2013

 White Lodging is proud to announce 40 properties have been accepted into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the United States. Read more

May 16, 2013

White Lodging (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has executed two new management contracts with RLJ Lodging Trust for the Residence Inn and Courtyard at Houston’s Downtown/Convention Center.  The hotels increase the number of management contracts the Company operates in Texas to 37 and also increases the number of contracts with its long-time partner RLJ Lodging Trust to 106. Read more

May 14, 2013

White Lodging Services and JW Marriott Indianapolis are excited to announce the May 16th opening of Tavern on the Plaza the seasonal, outdoor patio located on the hotel's northwest corner. Read more

May 14, 2013

JW Marriott and White Lodging Services are pleased to announce Chef Rino Baglio, the award-winning chef at Osteria Pronto in the JW Marriott hotel in Indianapolis, IN, was one of 21 chefs in the world to receive the first Master Chef F.I.C. certification awarded by the World Association of Chefs Society (WACS). Read more

May 9, 2013

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge that is setting the new standard in all-inclusive luxury ranch resorts, announced today that it will, for the first time, offer a package that will allow guests to experience Cheyenne Frontier Days as part of a vacation of a lifetime. Now in its 117th year, Cheyenne Frontier Days will take place July 19 to 28 and is the largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration in the world. Read more

May 9, 2013

White Lodging and REI Real Estate Services, Inc. are pleased to announce they have begun construction on a 172-room Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Bloomington, slated to open in July 2014. Read more

May 6, 2013

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, an exclusive Preferred Boutique luxury guest ranch and Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge set amid a century-old working cattle ranch in south central Wyoming, announced today the appointment of new Director of Operations Schelby Betz to its team. Betz brings her knowledge and vast hospitality experience to the Ranch and will oversee all operations including coordinating guest services, serving as a liaison between the Outfitter’s Barn and activities team and ensuring seamless dining and entertainment experiences for each guest. Read more

May 1, 2013

White Lodging Services is proud to announce Bill Farrell will join the Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown leadership team as general manager. He will join Director of Sales Nicole Nielsen. Read more

April 26, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce Dave Montrose and Michelle Steffens have been promoted to senior regional vice presidents of select-service. Previously, Montrose and Steffens were regional vice presidents for the company. Read more

April 24, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce that the Sheraton Erie hotel received six prestigious awards at their annual 2013 General Managers Conference Awards Night on April 3 held in Richmond, VA. Read more

April 23, 2013

White Lodging Services announced today it will construct a Hyatt Place/Hyatt House dual-branded property in downtown Denver and that it will operate the property under a franchise agreement. Read more

April 19, 2013

White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust is proud to announce the Residence Inn by Marriott in Plantation, Fla. completed a renovation of its public spaces, transforming it into an upscale hotel, designed to enhance the comfort and lifestyle of travelers on the road today on Dec. 14, 2012. The newly refreshed Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Plantation offers guests flexible spaces and amenities to help maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. Read more

April 17, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce it was awarded the “Apple REIT Companies Management Company of the Year” earlier this month. The award marks the second time White Lodging has won the recognition out of the three years the award has been presented. The previous win was in 2010. Read more

April 16, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read more

April 15, 2013

White Lodging Services is excited to announce the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is unveiling its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor, in Denver, Colorado. The RLJ Lodging Trust owned hotel now features the brand’s new design and décor, which enhances the guest experience through flexible features, and a warm and welcoming environment. The renovation was completed on January 31. Read more

April 8, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the 85-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 7730 Corinne Drive in Hammond, Ind. has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms after a lobby completion in February 2012. The hotel owned by RLJ Lodging Trust completed its rooms renovation on April 10. Read more

April 4, 2013

White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust are pleased to announce the 306-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 165 East Ontario St. in Chicago, Illinois has completed a renovation of its lobby. The hotel, which completed its renovation January 30, now features new furniture offering greater functionality for work and relaxation, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read more

March 29, 2013

The Hampton Inn Chicago Midway Airport today announced the completion of its newly renovated lobby space. The layout follows the hotelier's Perfect Mix Lobby design, featuring unique amenities to enhance the Hampton guest experience. Read more

March 26, 2013

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a award-winning Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge that is setting the new standard in all-inclusive luxury ranch resorts, announced today the itinerary for its fourth annual Independence Day celebration which will include a week of unforgettable activities from dazzling fireworks and country and classic rock concerts under the stars to a professional rodeo and Lil’ Wranglers camp for kids, along with gourmet rocky mountain cuisine and relaxing spa experiences. Read more

March 25, 2013

Chef Michael Cerrie, the executive chef at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Grille, was inducted on March 11th as Chef Rôtisseur, a professional member, into the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Pittsburgh Bailliage (chapter) in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. Read more

March 25, 2013

The Louisville Marriott Downtown, a White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust property has completed full renovation to the hotel’s 616 guestrooms, suites, concierge lounge, pool, spa and fitness center. Read more

March 19, 2013

White Lodging Services and Hilton Garden Inn® are pleased to announce the 122-room Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center completed its renovation in December 2012. The Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale North/Perimeter Center now features elements of Project Grow, a major brand revitalization initiative that includes upgrades to the hotel’s communal spaces including the lobby and the guest reception area. Read more

March 18, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read more

March 15, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce it has officially taken over the management contract for the Marriott Fairfax at Fair Oaks.  This is the company’s 2nd management contract in Virginia. Read more

March 14, 2013

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is unveiling its smart, inventive guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor, in Austin, Texas. The hotel owned by RLJ Lodging Trust completed its renovation on January 25. Read more

March 12, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Nikki Thomas has been promoted to regional director of sales & marketing where she will be responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing efforts at properties in Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. Read more

March 8, 2013

White Lodging services welcomed clients and guests to downtown Nashville today to watch the final beam be put in place to complete the Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown’s structural construction at a Topping Out ceremony. Read more

March 6, 2013

With 15,000 acres of possibilities, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is the ideal paradise for honeymoons, combining intimate romantic adventures with the true spirit of hospitality found at the Ranch.  In addition to all-inclusive wedding packages, the Ranch is now continuing its dedication to romantic luxury with a new Rustic Romance Honeymoon Adventure package. This all-inclusive, customizable honeymoon package gives couples the chance to experience everything Brush Creek Ranch has to offer including gourmet meals, countless activities and intimate one-on-one moments created especially for the newly wedded couple. Read more

March 5, 2013

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and White Lodging Services today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Austin Downtown, just steps from the Austin Convention Center and the city’s famous Sixth Street. Read more

March 4, 2013

The 110-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 14700 West 6th Avenue in Golden, Colo. completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms on February 28. The hotel owned by RLJ Lodging Trust now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read more

March 1, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the 162-room Courtyard by Marriott, located at 1311 American Lane in Schaumburg, IL., has completed its major full property renovation on Jan. 23, 2013 including guest rooms, public areas and meeting space. Read more

February 25, 2013

The 154-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 948 West Dillon Road in Louisville, Colo. completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms on January 31. The hotel owned by RLJ Lodging Trust now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read more

February 21, 2013

The 154-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 4843 Douglas Corrigan Way in Salt Lake City completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms on February 1. The hotel owned by RLJ Lodging Trust now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read more

February 19, 2013

The 128-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 14500 Hotel Rd. in Miramar, Fla. has completed a major renovation of its lobby. The RLJ Lodging Trust hotel that finished its renovation on January 3 now features the brand’s intuitive Refreshing Business lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space. Along with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. Read more

February 18, 2013

White Lodging Services is proud to announce the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is unveiling its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor, in San Antonio, Texas. The hotel owned by RLJ Lodging Trust completed its full renovation February 5. Read more

February 15, 2013

White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company. Read more

January 28, 2013

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce its participation in to launch the Austin, Texas chapter of Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness transform their lives and achieve employment and independent living. Read more

January 22, 2013

White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust is proud to announce the 90-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 7180 West Hampden in Lakewood, Colo. completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms on Jan. 11. The hotel now features the brand’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept, designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road. The property now also has updated guest rooms featuring the new Courtyard guest room design. Read more

January 10, 2013

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and White Lodging Services Corporation today announced plans to open a second Westin hotel in Austin, Texas. The Westin Austin Downtown is scheduled to break ground in 2013 and open in Spring 2015 on the northeast corner of East Fifth Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The 17-story, 326-room Westin hotel will be a joint venture between White Lodging Services Corporation, the Harry Whittington family and REI Real Estate Services, LLC. Read more

December 19, 2012

White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust are pleased to announce the completion of a full property renovation of all 200 guestrooms, concierge lounge, lobby, banquet space, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center and business center at the Chicago Marriott Midway. Read more

December 18, 2012

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique® destination in the heart of the American West is proud to announce that it is has been distinguished as a Finalist in Condé Nast Johansens 2013 Awards for Excellence for Most Excellent Ranch in the U.S. and Canada. Read more

December 17, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce Michael Galligan has been promoted to general manager of the Residence Inn Round Rock in Austin, Texas. Previously Galligan was the general manager of the Fairfield Inn Austin South. Read more

December 12, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce Cynthia Smoyer has been promoted to general manager of the Courtyard Philadelphia Malvern in Pa. Previously Smoyer was the assistant general manager at the same hotel. Read more

December 11, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce Tim Grant has been named general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Annapolis, Md. Read more

December 6, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce David Arena has been promoted to general manager of the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott in Collegeville, Pa. This hotel will be a testing facility for the new White Lodging company-wide training program. Read more

November 27, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce Rebecca Guse has been promoted to general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Benton Harbor, Mich. Read more

November 26, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce Carrie Rosencrans has been named the new regional vice president of operations for the Denver, Colo. region. Read more

November 21, 2012

At Marriott International’s annual North America Owner’s meeting, White Lodging Services was awarded the Food & Beverage Excellence Award and the Strategic Partnership Award. Read more

November 20, 2012

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique Hotel and Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge that is setting the new standard in all-inclusive luxury ranch resorts, announced today a collection of Holiday and Winter 2012 packages ideal for creating family memories set amidst a sparkling winter wonderland backdrop. Read more

November 6, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Jeremy Wilson has been named the general manager of the Holiday Inn Chicago Midway Airport in Bedford Park, Ill. Previously, Wilson was the assistant general manager at the Tucson Marriott University Park in Tucson, Ariz. Read more

November 5, 2012

The JW Marriott Indianapolis is proud to announce a new monthly photo contest where guests can enter to win a 2-night stay at the downtown Indianapolis property. The photo contest will launch Nov. 5. Read more

November 2, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce that the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown was named a Gold Key Award winner by Meeting & Conventions magazine for the third year in a row. The hotel was one of 152 other domestic and international hotels and resorts named as 2012 Gold Key Award winners. Read more

October 29, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Giorgi Di Lemis will lead White Lodging’s food and beverage team as the vice president of food and beverage. Read more

October 22, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Rocky Wruck as the new regional director of operations for Region 5. He will lead eight hotels in Florida. Read more

October 19, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Chris O’Donnell as the new ¬regional director of operations for the newly created Region 16 where he will oversee seven hotels in Indiana and Ohio, specifically Fishers, Carmel, the Indianapolis airport and Milford. Read more

October 18, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the JW Marriott Indianapolis has been named a Platinum Choice Award winner for 2012 by Smart Meetings magazine. Read more

October 17, 2012

JW Marriott Austin® hosted a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to commemorate the official groundbreaking of Austin’s largest hotel, and JW Marriott’s largest U.S. hotel to date. Speakers included Congressman Lamar Smith, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau President Bob Lander, Deno Yiankes, president and CEO of investments and development for White Lodging, and Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts at Marriott International. A celebratory cocktail reception for guests followed the groundbreaking ceremony. Read more

October 16, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Linda Hunt as the new regional director of operations for Region 10 where she will oversee seven hotels in Merrillville and Valparaiso in northwest Indiana. Read more.

October 9, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Michael Christian has been promoted to General Manager of the Homewood Suites Milford, Ohio. Previously, Christian held the operations manager position at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Louisville, Ky., a property currently nominated for Hotel of the Year. Read More

October 8, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce Lauren Wenger has been promoted to general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously, Wenger was the general manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Salt Lake City. Read More

October 4, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport celebrated its grand opening today. The hotel opened six weeks ahead of schedule and under budget. Read More

October 2, 2012

White Lodging is proud to announce Chris Dougherty has been promoted to general manager of the SpringHill Suites in Westminster, Colorado. Previously, Dougherty was the general manager at the Residence Inn in Lakewood, Colorado. Read more

October 1, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Mehdi Spadavecchia has been hired as the company's corporate executive chef. Read More

September 26, 2012

White Lodging is pleased to announce Nathan Park has been promoted to general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek in Denver, Colo. Park started his career with White Lodging in 1994 as the operations manager at the same location. Read more

September 21, 2012

The team creating the restaurant at the new Downtown Milwaukee Marriott today unveiled early details of the new eatery, a contemporary urban tavern and dining room highlighting the hallmarks of Midwestern cuisine – meat, cheese and beer. Read more

September 13, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the JW Marriott Indianapolis has been named a Gold Key Award winner by Meetings & Conventions magazine for 2012. For over 30 years, this award has been given to the world’s finest meeting properties. Read more

September 11, 2012

Merrillville, Ind. (Sept. 11, 2012): White Lodging is pleased to announce Charlotte Tyer has been promoted to director of model hotel implementation. In her new position, Tyer will be responsible for helping train properties to become model hotels. Read more

September 5, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Ashley Clark has been promoted to general manager of the Residence Inn by Marriott in Fishers, Indiana. Read more

August 28, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Brad Williams has been named as the general manager of the Fairfield Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square in San Antonio, Texas. Read More

August 24, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Scott Crowley has been named as the General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Merrillville, Indiana. Read More

August 22, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Tony Marco has been promoted to general manager of the Hampton Inn Chicago Midway in Bedford Park, Illinois. Read More

June 1st, 2012

White Lodging Services is pleased to announce 27 hotels managed by the company were named as 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipients. Read More

May 30th, 2012

Back on My Feet (BoMF), a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-­‐sufficiency of people experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running, is the proud recipient of a $65,000 gift from the Bruce and Beth White Family Foundation. The funding will help Back on My  Feet Indianapolis move more people experiencing homelessness toward employment and independent housing. Read More