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(CHICAGO, IL) – The Westin Chicago Northwest, located in Itasca, IL, is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance the overall guest experience, whether that guest is staying for business or pleasure. The property is committed to the Westin brand mission of combining innovative products and programs with instinctive service and intuitive design to deliver on guests’ every need.

The Westin Chicago Northwest aims to outshine the list of standard hotel amenities by updating the hotel in its entirety, including all guest rooms, dining areas, and lobby. Post-renovation, the property will feature a modern interior landscape inspired by the nature surrounding the hotel, with unique, stylish décor. In addition, the property will boast a Towne Square and Grab & Go Café to make guests’ stay not only more pleasant, but more convenient as well.

GF Management, a leading national hotel ownership and management company purchased the 408 guest room Westin Chicago Northwest, through an affiliate in April 2015. “This extensive renovation, along with the implementation of our proven management system will elevate this hotel to the leader in its market” said Jeffrey Kolessar, Senior Vice President Development and Acquisitions for GF Management. GF Management now owns and/or asset manages five premiere properties within the Starwood Hotels and Resorts portfolio, consisting of over 1,300 guest rooms and suites.

Located just 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport, The Westin Chicago Northwest is a great place to escape the stress and exhaustion of traveling. Guests can kick back, relax and allow the property’s highly trained staff to take care of their every travel need. With its 24 hour business center and study area, this hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The Westin Chicago Northwest provides over 50,000 square feet of meeting space to host meetings and business events, making it the perfect retreat destination with top-notch convention services.

Set on the beauty of Hamilton Lakes, the property provides an unforgettable location for weddings and other special events. The 16-story atrium-style hotel is perfect for a couple’s special day. With impeccable service and an eye for detail, the on-site wedding specialists ensure that every expectation is exceeded. The natural setting is an added bonus, providing a romantic backdrop.

“We could not be more excited about this upcoming renovation,” said Diane Howard, Director of Sales & Marketing at the property. “The new design concept will transform the hotel into a modern oasis where guests can connect back to nature—we welcome all to experience the new atrium which will include multiple fire elements, seating areas and a vertical garden. Several new dining options will also be available including a grab and go marketplace and outdoor lakeside café, because at Westin, convenience is key.”

The new lobby will feature updated furniture, paint, flooring, and decor, all inspired by the hotel’s natural scenery. Guests can utilize this space to come together to meet, connect, or relax. The new Grab & Go Café is perfect for guests who would like to get a quick bite or beverage before a busy day. Located just outside the Grab & Go Café is the study area available for guests to work or relax. Complimentary internet access is available throughout the entire lobby.

All on-site dining spaces at The Westin Chicago Northwest will also be renovated. Guests will have plenty of options when it comes to dining—they can have a drink at the bar, plan a private party in the casual private dining room or gather with friends and colleagues for a more upscale experience in the fine dining area. The fine dining area will feature a darker palate with deeper hues to set the tone of the night, and will also include a bar and private dining rooms. The casual dining area seats 127, including additional private dining options and will feature a lighter palate for a more relaxed tone, complimenting an upscale, contemporary look.

All guest rooms and bathrooms in the Westin Chicago Northwest are being completely renovated to include first-class amenities. Each room will now feature updated furniture, lighting, artwork, and decor, including a new 42” television. Guest room amenities include a media center, work lounge, closet, vanity, and guest area. The bathrooms will also be updated with a new shower system, flooring, and decor. The palate includes lighter, earthy tones that match the natural, relaxed setting of the property. The contemporary furniture and decor create a rich layered experience for guests.

The renovations at the Westin Chicago Northwest will create an urban oasis, inspired by the area’s natural setting and historical context. Guests are able to connect back to nature through the meandering paths and hidden sanctuaries located on site. The renovations were designed to give guests a new perspective on nature through the thoughtfully designed elements and solutions.

Guests can explore their own health and wellness through the property’s state-of-the-art fitness center, open 24 hours a day, or explore the Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club, a fitness center attached to the hotel where guests are granted complimentary access. An indoor heated pool is also available for guests to relax and unwind.

Whether planning a business retreat, wedding, or a family vacation, The Westin Chicago Northwest offers the perfect venue. With new renovations, the hotel can ensure that every guest feels at home. For questions or concerns, please contact the property’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Diane Howard, at or 630-775-1548.


The Westin Chicago Northwest – Itasca is located at 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Illinois, 60143, just 12 miles from O’Hare International Airport and just outside of Schaumburg, Illinois. While guests visit the hotel to escape the stress and exhaustion of travel, they will be provided with impeccable service and guest rooms featuring the Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®.

Guests will also enjoy suburban savings at the Itasca hotel including one complimentary bottle of water and overnight self-parking. To make a reservation, guests can call 888-627-8510 or visit


GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With more than 80 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, casinos and golf courses in 28 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF’s core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit

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