Holladay Properties joined franchisor Choice Hotels International, Inc., management company J&P Asset Management, and Gurnee Mayor Thomas B. Hood for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the WoodSpring Suites Gurnee-Chicago North on Thursday, September 23. The celebration recognized WoodSpring Suites’ 300th hotel opening milestone.
“We love our WoodSpring portfolio,” said Tim Healy, President & CEO and Partner of Holladay Properties. “We are proud to open the 300th location and be part of the amazing growth of Choice Hotels.”
Located at 5742 Northridge Drive in Gurnee, IL, the WoodSpring Suites Gurnee-Chicago North is near Six Flags Great America, Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, Naval Station Great Lakes, Dynapar Corporation, Lambent Technologies, and Northshore Medical Group. The property is also close to many shopping and dining options at Gurnee Mills Mall, as well as Bittersweet Golf Club.
The four-story, 114-room WoodSpring Suites Gurnee-Chicago North is designed for the unique needs of extended stay travelers and features three suite layouts, all of which are 100-percent smoke free, pet friendly and equipped with an in-room kitchen featuring a full-size refrigerator, microwave and stovetop. The hotel features and expanded lobby with a coffee station, a 24-hour fitness center, a guest laundry room, and free Wi-Fi and guest parking.
The Gurnee location is Holladay Properties’ tenth WoodSpring Suites to open, joining locations across the Chicago Metropolitan Area in Elgin, Burbank, Addison, Romeoville, Darien, Tinley Park, Carol Stream, and Merrillville, Indiana, as well as in Indianapolis. Two additional locations are currently under development.
“The success and continued growth of our WoodSpring Suites hotel portfolio is reflective of the underserved demand for clean, safe, and affordable lodging in our market. Moreover, this lodging segment proved to be very resilient during COVID-19,” Healy said. “We suspected they would fare well during a recession, but never dreamed the resilience would carry through the pandemic.”
Construction of the WoodSpring Suites Gurnee-Chicago North began in September 2020 and the opened on July 15, 2021. The hotel was built by Holladay Construction Group and is managed by J&P Asset Management. For more information on the WoodSpring Suites brand, visit choicehotelsdevelopment.com/woodspring.