Schaumburg officials joined representatives of Swift Hospitality and Sand Companies at the groundbreaking ceremony this week for a five-story, 142-room Radisson hotel expected to open next summer at the southwest corner of Roselle Road and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.
The 93,000-square-foot building first was approved as a Cambria Suites hotel, but then delayed nearly eight years by the recession and lingering economic concerns. Swift Hospitality has been working with the village on the project for the last seven years.
Making up for lost time, however, is the news that a sit-down restaurant is in the planning for a lot adjacent to the hotel.
"Schaumburg is excited that Swift Hospitality is moving forward with development on this critical piece of property as one of the main entrances to the Schaumburg community," Mayor Al Larson said. "This development will add to the vitality of the community and will be a great development that will take advantage of the new tollway ramps at Roselle and I-90."
The opening of the Radisson is expected a year ahead of the new tollway interchanges at Roselle and Meacham roads.
The Radisson is just one of four new hotels being developed in Schaumburg this summer. The others are a Hampton Inn & Suites being built in conjunction with a Granite City Food and Brewery restaurant at 801 Plaza Drive just west of Woodfield Mall, and a side-by-side extended-stay TownePlace Suites and short-stay Fairfield Inn & Suites along National Parkway near Higgins Road.
Schaumburg Economic Development Manager Matt Frank said the village also expects a proposal later this month for another hotel on the former Bally Total Fitness site near the Weber Grill restaurant on Meacham Road.