The long paralyzed growth of the hospitality industry in Schaumburg will break its shackles this summer as construction gets under way on four new hotels.
Final approval is scheduled Tuesday for an extended-stay TownePlace Suites and a short-stay Fairfield Inn & Suites to be built side by side along National Parkway, near Higgins Road and the Tilted Kilt restaurant.
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A 93,000-square-foot Cambria Suites hotel delayed by economic concerns since its approval in 2006 has changed to a Radisson hotel and will break ground next month.
The Radisson's construction on the southwest corner of Roselle Road and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is expected to take about nine months, Schaumburg's Economic Development Manager Matt Frank said.
"They're anxious to get into the market before the interchanges open at Meacham and Roselle (roads)," Frank said.
If construction stays on schedule, the Radisson should be about a year ahead of the 2016 openings of those tollway ramps.
And further construction starting this summer is expected to lead to the 2015 opening of a Hampton Inn & Suites and Granite City Food and Brewery restaurant next door at 801 Plaza Drive, just west of Woodfield Mall.
The Hampton Inn & Suites will be a four-story, 64,294-square-foot building with 101 rooms, an indoor pool and meeting space.
The two planned hotels that the village board will consider Tuesday would each be five stories tall and share a common area between them featuring an atrium, terrace, fitness center and pool. The TownePlace Suites to the north would have 82 rooms and the Fairfield Inn & Suites to the south would have 107 rooms.
Both of these hotels on National Parkway are being developed by Des Plaines-based Trivedi Hospitality.
The buildings will be made primarily of brick in white, cream, black and red with some stone trim on the facade. Domed skylights are proposed to allow natural light into the common area between the hotels.