Champaign, Ill.—The 112-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Champaign, Ill., is scheduled to open and will be the first to feature the brand’s new room design. The Residence Inn Champaign will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Hawkeye Hotels of Burlington, Iowa.
“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels to the Champaign area,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.”
Residence Inn properties are designed as all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites. New room designs feature a larger workspace, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and a multitude of easily accessible outlets. Sectional sofas and modern bathrooms with extra storage space make it possible for travelers to live and rest comfortably. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven, and residential-sized appliances.
The hotel also maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy, and print materials, and provides guests with an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, meeting room, and exercise room.