It was not easy building a four-story, 111 room Residence Inn by Marriott during a worldwide pandemic, but Frontier Hospitality Group persevered. With Marriott International's approval, the hotel opened its' doors at 1:30 p.m June 17, 2021. The beautiful extended stay hotel, located at 201 Eastlight Court, is a prominent addition to the East Peoria community.

Residence Inn is the leading upscale extended-stay hotel brand and is designed for frequent and extended stay business and leisure travelers. Residence Inn provides upscale design and style with spacious suites that feature separate living, sleeping, and working areas and kitchens with full-size appliances. Guests can maintain their own pace and routines through free Wi-Fi on-site exercise rooms, and comfortable places to work and relax.

Guests can start their days with a free, healthy, hot breakfast; grab a snack at the 24-hour market; take advantage of the outdoor grill; stock their full-size fridge with groceries and whip up a meal in their full-sized kitchens. The Residence Inn also features a modern fitness center, an outdoor sports court, and an outside fire pit.

The Residence Inn will afford guests free Wi-Fi in all suites and the lobby; mobile guest service; dry cleaning and on-site laundry' private meeting space; a business center and lower rates for longer stays; and pets are welcome.

"As demand for hotel rooms begins to recover, with strong leisure travel and recovering corporate, travel, we are so pleased to open our doors and offer the newest hotel in the Peoria/East Peoria marketplace," says Huber. "Labor shortages and supply chain issues made 2020/2021 a difficult year to build a hotel, but our team and our partners powered through the obstacles and the result is a dynamic hotel that will serve as a home away from home for thousands of people in the years to come," says Dan Huber Co-Owner and CEO of Frontier Hospitality Group.

This is Frontier Hospitality Group's second hotel in East Peoria. FHG developed and owns and operates the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in East Peoria and two Best Western Plus Hotels.

"We have been exploring doing a second project in East Peoria for the past couple of years. We have enjoyed a great relationship with the City of East Peoria, and we were excited to partner with Marriott International, especially on a Residence Inn, which is a well-known and proven brand," says Huber. The project represents nearly a $19 million total investment.

About Frontier Hospitality Group

FHG was founded in 1950 and has been developing and operating hotels in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois for 71 years. FHG's mission is to use its Midwestern roots and values to create a rich culture where its guests and team feel welcome and appreciated. Their competitive edge is they are not just developers, they are hoteliers who thrive on meeting and exceeding the expectations of their guests.