New Renaissance embraces disability

The new Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel &
Convention Center is proudly offering rooms fully
equipped to meet the unique needs of all physically and hearing impaired
guests.The hotel features 500 spacious rooms including 261 doubles, 214
kings and 26 suites, 36 of which are specially designed to provide
features that cater to the needs of the physically disabled.

“When we designed this hotel, we wanted to do more than just implement
the basic ADA requirements,” stated Randy Griffin, Regional Director of
Sales and Marketing. “The Renaissance brand is committed to delighting
guests with those unexpected touches that go beyond their expectations.
That is why our hotel not only provides specially designed
accommodations, but they can be found in every hotel room category.”


The 36 specially equipped rooms include:



-  7 accessible king rooms

-  7 accessible double rooms

-  3 hearing impaired king rooms
-  3 hearing impaired double rooms

-  5 hearing impaired and accessible king rooms

-  5 roll-in showers for wheelchair accessibility

-  1 accessible king suite

-  2 hearing impaired king suites

-  3 hearing impaired and accessible king suites


Every guestroom also features a whimsically designed guest bath, radiant
with highly polished marble floors and walls; free standing marble
vanity; contemporary art with special evening lighting; wall lighting
sconces to provide a soft, natural brightness eschewing the harshness of
halogen; a resident linen cubby for towel and amenity storage in lieu of
traditional towel racks; a bathroom scale, mounted magnifying mirror and
24” fog-free center in the vanity mirror to ensure that guests always
put their best foot forward for leisure or business; and the all-natural
Lather line of bath amenities.

The showers feature arched rods for greater mobility and comfort and
Rain showerheads for full indulgence. Each guest bathroom also includes
a 13” flat screen TV encased in the mirror and activated with the light
switch. Each morning guests are greeted with the day’s weather forecast,
hotel events and all the latest local news. Remotes are available for
tuning in to favorite television programming.


All accommodations feature cordless, 2-line phones with data ports, high
speed internet access, work desk, cable satellite TV with remote
control, pay-per view movies, weekday newspaper delivery, complimentary
in-room coffee, hairdryer, ironing board, and individual climate
controls.  Each room is also equipped with a full technology panel that
allows guests to connect digital cameras, video cameras, laptops, iPods
and more to the in-room flat screen plasma television.


At the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center all guests will
also enjoy the highest level of personal service and amenities including
a business center, health club, pool and whirlpool/spa, fine dining and
an executive club.


The Renaissance Hotels & Resorts brand is designed for quality-tier
travelers who prize individuality and prefer distinctive hotels that
enhance their enjoyment of travel.  Guests can expect sophisticated
design, professional and welcoming service, and Street Restaurants
serving creative food with traditional flavors.  Each hotel is designed
with a sense of place that reflects their surroundings.