Cicero's News

Luxury hotel undergoes complete renovation without disruption to guests

June 28, 2014

The Omni Severin celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013, and in preparation, the hotel completed an $8 million renovation of all 424 rooms and corridors of its 11 floors. From disruption avoidance management to nuanced and complex decision-making, renovating the Omni Severin was no small undertaking.

Cicero's Completes Tenth Value Place Renovation in Nine Months

June 5, 2014

One of the leading full-service commercial property renovations contractor’s, Cicero’s Development Corporation, has finished its tenth hotel renovation for Value Place, the nation’s largest economy extended-stay hotel brand.

Cicero's Offers Fine Points of Curb Appeal to Lodging Magazine

May 15, 2014

A successful renovation project may have the power to boost occupancy rates and RevPAR, but its won't carry much weight if you disappoint guests before they even walk through the door. In Lodging's May 2014 issue, editor Megan Sullivan discusses with Sam CIcero, Sr., the fine points of hotel curb appeal.

Zara Johnson Promoted to Director of Business Development at Cicero's

May 6, 2014

Zara Johnson has been promoted to director of business development for Cicero’s Development Corporation, a Plainfield, Ill.-based general contractor specializing in commercial renovation.

Cicero's completes renovation of Wyndham Houston

February 4, 2014

Cicero’s Development Corporation, a full-service renovations contractor, completed the interior stage of its multi-million dollar renovation of the Wyndham Houston - Medical Center Hotel and Suites.

Hotel Business magazine taps Cicero's for urban development article

March 27, 2014

Hotel Business magazine recently interviewed the pro's at Cicero's for the article "Urban development poses opportunities and challenges".

Cicero's to renovate two Value Place Hotels

August 1, 2013

Cicero has been granted renovation contracts for two Value Place extended stay hotels in Daphne, AL, and Omaha, NE.

Hotel News Now Interviews Cicero's Steve Glenn

June 23, 2013

Renovations are complicated and require enormous cooperation and attention to detail. Core team members should include real-estate-investment-trust representatives, hotel senior leadership and contractor project managers. 

Cicero's "Welcome WagINN" Renovation Service featured in May issue of Lodging Magazine

May, 2013

Hotels that promote themselves as being pet friendly are befitting from a huge market that can yield serious revenue. 

Cicero's Completes Renovation of Omni Chicago 676 Restaurant & Bar

April 11, 2013

Renovating a restaurant is like updating old recipes: Some just need a dash of salt, while others require a complete overhaul. 

Cicero's Severin Bar Renovation Highlighted on

November, 2013, the most visited women's website on the Internet, featured Cicero's use of scrap woodblocks in its just posted "17 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Chairs, Wood and More." The story shows how to turn so-called trash into architectural treasure. Cicero's is strongly committed to recycling and all green initiatives.

Cicero's offers advice to beauty shop owners in NailPro magazine

November 2012

NailPro magazine published a feature story "Renovate without the Headache" with insights from Sam Cicero's, Sr.'s more than 40 years experience renovating commercial properties. We feel great about coverage like this because is speaks to the value of professional, full service contractors.

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  • Illinois Real Estate Journal (Annual Conference), January 20, 2015 – Chicago

  • Commercial Construction & Renovation Summit, January 26 – 28, 2015 – Miami



  • Hotel Interactive Connect, March 25 – 27, 2015 – Nashville, TN

  • Hunter Hotel Conference, March 25 – 27, 2015 – Atlanta, GA

  • Commercial Construction & Renovation Dallas Reception – March 12, 2015 – Dallas, TX

  • Illinois Real Estate Journal (Metro-Chicago Apartment Summit) March 10, 2015 – Chicago, IL

  • Illinois Real Estate Journal (Clink – Women in Commercial Real Estate) March 19, 2015 – Chicago, IL



  • Contractor’s Advisory Board ( August, 2015 – Chicago, IL



  • NASCAR September 18, 19, 20th – Chicago Speedway, Joliet, IL



  • Illinois Real Estate Journal (Healthcare & Medical Conference) October, 2015 – Chicago, IL

  • Lodging Conference – October 6 – 9, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ

  • NATHIC (North American Tourism & Hotel Investment Conference – October 18 – 20, 2015 – Chicago, IL



  • BITAC (Buyers Interactive Trade Alliance Conference) November 15 – 17, 2015 – Dana Point, CA



  • Illinois Real Estate Journal (Senior Housing Conference) Chicago, IL



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