Refurbishment Completed at Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile

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As part of InterContinental Hotels Group’s brand re-launch, the Chicago hotel upgrades 174 guest rooms, corridors and fitness room.

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile – announced the completion of its half-million dollar refurbishment.

Hotel Cass (640 N. Wabash, primarily focused on the new fitness room, corridors and guest rooms, including new carpeting throughout the landmark Chicago hotel. The 174-room hotel also upgraded the work spaces in each guest room with granite desktops and leather ergonomic chairs.    

Additionally, Hotel Cass implemented the refreshed brand standards as part of the InterContinental Hotels Group’s global roll-out of the new Holiday Inn Express. While keeping the complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi as the hallmarks, the hotel upgraded bedroom and bathroom furnishings to complete Hotel Cass’ unique boutique style.

“We value our guests’ experiences and this further demonstrates our commitment to quality accommodations, value and comfort,” said George Jordan, area general manager of Hotel Cass and Hotel Felix Chicago. “From new carpeting to a newly installed fitness room, we aim to satisfy both our business travelers and vacationers during their visits.”

Hotel Cass spent nearly $3,000 per guest room with new, plush linens, along with bathroom updates to allow for more light in the showers. Additional updates include new slate tiles at the elevator landings, as well as the new wall art, wall coverings and window treatments.

“We also upgraded the hotel’s technology with in-room thermostats that incorporate motion and heat sensors along with upgraded Wi-Fi for even faster Internet service,” added Jordan.

GETTYS, a leading global hospitality design, procurement, branding and development firm, completed the design for Hotel Cass.

More about Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile – is situated amongst world-class shopping, dining and attractions, including Navy Pier, John Hancock Center and Millennium Park. Newly renovated, this historic Holiday Inn Express Magnificent Mile hotel has 174 guestrooms, including 3 suites. The public areas reflect 1920’s Beaux-Arts style architecture and feature a great room with comfortable seating areas for the complimentary Smart Start® breakfast. The hotel provides a chic, urban setting that is Wi-Fi friendly, stylishly updated and conveniently located for business travelers and tourists alike.

Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile – is located at 640 N. Wabash in Chicago. For more information and reservations, please visit or call toll-free 800-799-4030.

More about Hotel Cass’ Ownership
The property is owned by Oxford OBG Hospitality Investment Partners, a value-added acquisition and redevelopment initiative focused on the lodging sector. Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a Chicago-based real estate, private equity, asset management and investment holding company. Oxford Capital and its principals’ investment activities focus on operationally intensive forms of real estate with the majority of the firm’s activities devoted to lodging, hospitality, recreational real estate, and senior housing. For more information, visit

The Bricton Group, Inc. is a full-service management company headquartered in Park Ridge, Ill., which focuses on providing returns to owners. For more information, visit

GETTYS is an award-winning, creative and innovative team of business-minded hospitality experts headquartered in Chicago with offices in Bangkok, Beirut, Cairo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Irvine, Miami and New York. For nearly 25 years across the globe, GETTYS has specialized in creating value through interior design, procurement, branding and development services from project conception to completion. For more information and a sampling of GETTYS’ extensive portfolio, please visit


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