Best Western to develop new GLō hotel in McCook, Ill.

A rendering of the GLō McCook, Ill., which is expected to open in 2020. Photo credit: Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Best Western Hotels & Resorts began development on its newest GLō hotel in McCook, Ill. Local dignitaries including Cook County Commissioner and McCook Mayor Jeff Tobolski and members of the local media, as well as Best Western president and CEO, David Kong, were present for the event alongside Veer Manoj Mahapatra, owner of the hotel and president of Veer Laxmi.

“Best Western has a storied 70-plus-year legacy and over the last few years, we have successfully embarked upon a momentous transformation, earning a reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the hotel industry,” Kong said in a statement. “GLō is an essential part of our evolution, combining the trusted service of Best Western with the contemporary design of a fresh new product. We are excited to celebrate the arrival of GLō in McCook, Ill.”

When it opens in 2020, the GLō McCook will add 76 guestrooms to the Chicago suburb, and will offer amenities including a fitness center, conference center, breakfast area and an indoor pool. Located north of Interstate 55, the property is minutes from the Chicago Midway Airport, the city’s largest zoo and downtown Chicago. McCook, which is located in the nation’s second largest county, is also home to many corporate and industrial businesses.

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