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Oak Brook Hills Hotel Resort now affiliated with Hilton

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 3:00 p.m. CST

WESTMONT – The Oak Brook Hills Resort officially aligned itself with the global Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand on Aug. 14.

The 150-acre hotel was purchased by Westmont based Portfolio Hotels and Resorts in late spring and is now operated under a franchise licence agreement with Hilton. Effective Thursday, the hotel will fly a Hilton flag is named Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center.

Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Executive Director Larry Forssberg explains that Hilton is a great fit for the community and will give the hotel recognition it deserves.

"It is very hard to have a successful in the hotel business," Forssberg said. "Often it is best to be aligned with a well known and respected brand. The move opens this facility to a global market place. Locally, I know ownership is excited to host lot more community events at the hotel."

A public ribbon cutting ceremony is expected to be held sometime in September.

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