Press Release


Intuitive lobby design features high-tech GoBoard® 4.0, flexible work and social spaces, and 24/7 food and beverage market

Merrillville, Ind. – Mar. 01, 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.

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.

“The Courtyard Chicago Schaumburg is excited to unveil our new look in 2013. With all new appointed guest rooms, meeting and event rooms and lobby area, it’s easy to see why guests can’t stop talking about our transformation,” said Senior Sales Manager Lauren Marcin.

Dining has also been completely redesigned with The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.®, offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer so guests can unwind. Coffee lovers can also enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste guests may have forgotten to pack.

A key component of the Courtyard lobby is the newly enhanced GoBoard® 4.0, which presents local information, maps, weather and headline news on a 55-inch LCD touch screen. Designed with today’s busy traveler in mind, the award-winning GoBoard® features mobile integration, enabling guests to send directions from the GoBoard® directly to their smart phones. Guests can also touch the screen for immediate access to detailed flight information for local airports, popular entertainment and local event information, as well as walking directions.

“Come and relax in our Home Theatre and work comfortably in our Media Pods, keep connected with our GoBoard® or disconnect from your day in our freshly updated pool, spa and fitness center. We can’t wait to exceed your expectations,” Marcin said.

With 3,100 sq. ft .of meeting space to accommodate up to 150 people and a short distance from the Chicago O’hare International Airport, this hotel is equipped to meet the needs of business travelers and leisure guests with nearby attractions including the Woodfield Mall, Medieval Times and LEGOLAND.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 900 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Courtyard by Marriott Schaumburg directly at (847) 619-8100, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit or become a fan at

ABOUT WHITE LODGING - White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of over 159 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide. For more information about White Lodging, please visit or call 219-472-2861.

ABOUT RLJ LODGING TRUST - RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused service and compact full-service hotels. The Company’s portfolio consists of 141 hotels in 20 states and the District of Columbia, with a total of more than 20,600 rooms. Additional information may be found on the Company’s website: