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Marriott Midway introduces mobile check in

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Calling all Marriott Midway travelers using Android devices or iPhones!  As of August 27th, we would like to introduce you to our newest program at the hotel: Mobile Check-In.  All Marriott Rewards members staying at the Marriott Midway are invited to check-in using the Mobile Check-In app before actually getting to the hotel.  While you wait for your luggage or for the shuttle at Midway Airport, you can kill two birds with one stone and begin the check-in process.  It’s been a long day and you are ready to get to your room and relax as quickly as possible, plus you have five minutes to spare.

Simply download the app, choose a check-in time and a notification is sent to the Front Desk Staff. We will prepare your keys and respond back that your room is ready.  When you step off that shuttle, you will be greeted at the Mobile Check-In kiosk, confirm payment and be sent on your way.

On busy nights at the Marriott Midway, operations tend to get a little hectic.  We plan to use mobile check-in as a tool to prepare for busy days and nights on campus.

“Having the guest’s arrival times will help better prepare our team on sold out nights and for early arrivals,” said Ben Telenko, Front Desk Manager.

In a recent article published on the Marriott News Center Paul Cahill, senior vice president of brand management for Marriott Hotels recognizes the importance of the technological advancements of today and how much convenience factors impact current and future guests.

“We recognize our guests – especially Millennials – do not separate work and play, and travel enhances them both. They are more mobile and global than ever before, and technology – especially their mobile devices – keeps them connected to their world. We will continue to engage our guests to join with us on our journey to transform Marriott for next generation travelers.”

This program is available only at Marriott Midway for the time being, however, the program will soon expand to our other properties on the campus including: Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn and Courtyard! Marriott Midway also plans to introduce mobile check-out this November.

 

Fun Facts about Midway Airport and Midway Hotel Center

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Midway International Airport is one of the busiest airports in America.   As a business that shares their name we thought it would be fun to list some fun facts about Midway Airport and Midway Hotel Center:

About Midway Airport                                                                                                                  

  • According to the FAA Midway is the 25th busiest airport in America
  • Midway Airport has 24 different places to grab a bite or something to drink – see this cool interactive map here (http://www.flychicago.com/midway/en/atairport/map/Pages/default.aspx?iconType=restaurant)
  • Midway has a USO located in Concourse C for military personnel travelling through Chicago
  • Midway has a Catholic, Muslin and Protestant Chaplaincy for more information you can call (773) 686-2636
  • Midway has a very nice tribute/museum about the Battle of Midway for which the airport is named.   Midway is largely regarded as one of the most important battles in World War II and Military historian John Keegan called it “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare”

Driving Distance to Midway Airport from various surrounding area

  • 10.7 miles from downtown Chicago, IL
  • 28.4 miles from Evanston, IL
  • 32.4 miles from Schaumburg, IL
  • 43.4 miles from St. Charles, IL
  • 22.6 miles from Bolingbrook, IL
  • 50.6 miles from Waukegan, IL
  • 42.6 miles from Merrillville, IN
  • 51.4 miles from Chesterton, IN
  • 56.9 miles from Valparaiso, IN

 About Midway Hotel Center

  • Midway Hotel Center is located 3 blocks from Midway International Airport
  • We are an enclosed campus of 9 hotels, 1,298 rooms, 43 suites, 6 indoor pools, 3 restaurants and Starbucks
  • We have over 500 secure parking spaces
  • We have many Sleep, Park and Fly packages – stay the night and get up to 14 days secure parking
  • Once you are in the campus it’s easy to walk from your hotel to any of the restaurants to grab a bite to eat
  • We offer a 24 hour shuttle to and from Midway Airport running every 20 minutes
  • The hotels are:

Chicago Marriott Midway

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Midway Airport

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Chicago Midway Airport

Hampton Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Holiday Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Holiday Inn Express Chicago Midway Airport

Residence Inn Chicago Midway Airport

Sleep Inn Midway Airport