Thursday, December 3, 2009

Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard Awarded "Renovation of the Year"

Recently, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) awarded the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard (1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.; 630-629-6000), with the “Renovation of the Year” award. The prestigious award, presented at the 2009 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference Nov. 11, 2009 at Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center, honored the Crowne Plaza’s exemplary renovation, noting the improvements in the guest rooms, commercial areas and hotel exteriors.

The completely redesigned 148,000 sq. ft. Crowne Plaza features sustainability programs like guest recycling, low-emissive windows to reduce energy loss, energy-reducing multistage boilers, hybrid guest transportation and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. The 119 guestrooms include high-speed wireless Internet access, bathrooms with granite countertops and tub surrounds, electronic laptop-sized safes and the Crowne Plaza Sleep Amenity program.

Talk about an eventful fall! This award comes on the heels of the “2009 Green Initiative Award” from the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The Glen Ellyn Architectural Review Commission’s “Traveling Trophy Award,” both presented to the Crowne Plaza in October.

Leslie Colman, senior vice president of F&F Realty, Ltd., which owns and operates the hotel and its adjacent local farm-sourced restaurant, Glen Prairie, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

“The team at the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard is thrilled and honored to accept this esteemed award from IHG,” said Colman upon acceptance. “Environmentally-aware practices and sustainable operations are held in extremely high regard at our hotel and conference center. We look forward to the continuing use of our ‘green’ practices and providing the best experience possible for our guests.”

Additionally, the hotel’s restaurant Glen Prairie offers locally-sourced, trans fat free fare and supports sustainable farming practices, including this weekend's specials.

The Crowne Plaza is owned by Glen Ellyn Hospitality, LLC, and managed by F & F Realty. For more information or to book a reservation, please call (630) 629-6000 or visit

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