Cicero’s Development Corp. to Renovate DoubleTree Hotel

Cicero’s Development Corp, one of the country’s leading renovation contractors for the hospitality industry, announced it has been selected by Weglarz Company for the transformational renovation and rebranding of the Holiday Inn® Midway hotel, located one mile from Chicago’s Midway International Airport, to the DoubleTree® by Hilton Midway.

The multi-stage renovation calls for updating the four-story building’s 145 spacious guestrooms and suites, and corridors to DoubleTree branding standards. The hotel’s business center, indoor pool, three meeting spaces, lounge and fitness center will be renovated in a planned next stage. The hotel will remain open to guests during this first stage of the renovation process with anticipated completion in May 2019.

“This rebranding underscores our ability to fully reposition a hotel in a very short period of time,” said Sam Cicero, president of Cicero’s Development Corp. “We are excited to work with IHG on a renovation that truly speak to the wants and needs of today’s business and leisure travelers.”

In this first stage of the hotel’s renovation, Cicero’s will focus on the guestrooms. All 145 rooms will receive new comfortable beds, new furniture with rich sophisticated woods, new carpeting, drapes and paint with rich hues and lush textures, and sleek wall mounted TVs, along with contemporary artwork and lighting. King room bathrooms are being upgraded with bathtub-to-shower conversions for walk-in convenience. Remodeled showers will be surrounded by upscale tile with clean lines and modern glass enclosures, creating a modern, city-smart aesthetic. Further enhancing the guest experience will be stylish new vanities, ceramic tile flooring, and backlit mirrors.

Corridors are also being upgraded to DoubleTree brand standards, creating an approachable yet modern environment from the moment guests step inside.

“The new DoubleTree Midway will focus on delivering superior hospitality to allow guests to relax and create memorable moments throughout their stay,” said Mark Weglarz, Co-President, Weglarz Company. “While it may have a new look and a new name, the hotel will continue to provide the same first-class visitor experience that has made busy travelers feel at home for many years.”

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Established in 1970, Cicero’s Development Corporation is a General Contractor specializing in commercial renovation. Headquartered in Plainfield, Ill., the company’s best value practices and deliverables include: Renovationomix®, the systematic method of renovating to increase revenue; $ensible Green®, increasing property owner income through low-cost environmentally-friendly renovations; Disruption Avoidance Management to minimize any renovation disruption and maximize cash flow; and a Surprise Management Program to identify and anticipate potential challenges and roadblocks, and develop contingencies to ensure adherence to timeline and budget. The Cicero’s team brings decades of commercial renovation experience, and is comprised of in-house architect and design teams, experienced project superintendents and foremen, and highly skilled craftsmen. Cicero’s superior workmanship, attention to detail and project management leadership fuels the company’s complete on-time and on budget project track record.

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