Scarlett Hotel Group to manage the 233 room Harrison Hotel in Downtown Chicago
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.