What: A groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction on the new full-service Marriott hotel at Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estates. With an anticipated opening in Fall 2002, the new Marriott hotel will be 202,146 square feet and will sit on 15.15 acres of land at Prairie Stone on lot 22 at 4800 Columbine Boulevard at Old Sutton Road. The hotel, designed by Winegardner & Hammons, will feature 295 rooms, a 48,000 square foot conference/banquet facility, meeting rooms, a ballroom, indoor swimming pool, exercise facilities, and a three-meal-per-day restaurant and lounge that seat 160 people. The new Marriott will employ about 125 people. Who: Mayor of Hoffman Estates William D. McLeod and Penny Cate, vice president of Government Affairs at Sears, will be on hand for the official groundbreaking of the Marriott Hotel. When: Thursday, May 17, 2001; 4:30 p.m. CDT Where: 4800 Columbine Boulevard at Old Sutton Road Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estates Why: The new Marriott hotel will be an exciting enhancement for Prairie Stone, the Village of Hoffman Estates, local businesses and their visitors. In addition to creating 125 new jobs, the Marriott hotel will enable local companies to host events and provide more convenience and ease to people who are visiting and doing business in the area. Prairie Stone is home to more than 10 businesses with more than three million square feet of development. CONTACT: For more information contact Paula Davis of Sears, 847-286-4965.
PRNewswire -- May 16/