Scarlett Hotel Group Adds Historic Chicago Art Deco Hotel to Portfolio

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Next-Gen Hotel Management Company to Help the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago by Wyndham, Formerly the Harrison Hotel, Find New Beginning

Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago by Wyndham

“Growing up in Chicago, as the first generation in my family to be born and raised here, I am extremely humbled to now be managing such a historic property in the city I call home,” said Zio Pekovic, principal and co-founder of Scarlett Hotel Group.

Scarlett Hotel Group (SHG) announced today that the company has taken over management of the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago by Wyndham. Formerly known as the Harrison Hotel, the historic building located at 65 East Harrison at the corner of Harrison and Wabash, just steps from Grant Park and Columbia College, is a major win for the entrepreneurial hospitality management and development group.     

“Growing up in Chicago, as the first generation in my family to be born and raised here, I am extremely humbled to now be managing such a historic property in the city I call home,” said Zio Pekovic, principal and co-founder of SHG. “It’s truly an amazing opportunity to take a property that’s an important part of the city’s past and make it shine again.”

The Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago by Wyndham was originally named the Harrison Hotel when it was completed in 1930. The 12-story structure was designed by architect Alfred S. Alschuler, who also designed the London Guarantee Building (now the London House hotel) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Upon its original grand opening, advertisements boasted “circulating ice water,” access to a radio for only 25 cents, and the first attached hotel garage in the city.

Today, the 233-guest room building provides visitors with easy access to all that Chicago has to offer, including Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Soldier Field, and the museum campus. SHG’s immediate plans for the Travelodge Downtown include a hotel-wide refresh to bring the property up to the standards of today’s modern traveler.

About the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago by Wyndham
Located at 65 East Harrison Street in downtown Chicago, the Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago by Wyndham is now under the management of Scarlett Hotel Group. The historic, 233-room art deco hotel is located adjacent to Chicago’s Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and Lake Michigan, and is an ideal loca-tion for guests looking to visit Chicago’s most popular attractions, including Chicago museums, Michigan Avenue, Soldier Field, McCormick Place, and Millennium Park. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a variety of rooms including family/oversized rooms and rooms with kitchenettes, and two onsite restaurants. Visit https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/travelodge/chicago-illinois/travelodge-hotel-downtown-chicago/ or call 1-312-574-3335 for reservations.

About Scarlett Hotel Group
With offices in Chicago and Nashville, Scarlett Hotel Group (SHG) was founded by hotel industry leaders Andrew Scarlett, Rob Sadoff and Zio Pekovic. The company is a people-focused organization with a passion for hotel development, acquisitions, management and sales using core values to improve traditional industry standards. Visit http://scarletthotelgroup.com/.

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