East Moline, IL
Acting as developer consultant, Beitler worked with a local group of investors to secure the franchise rights for the first Hyatt Place and Hyatt House approved to operate under one roof. Beitler successfully negotiated the dual-branded franchise, all zoning entitlements and a $10M TIF to allow the $40M project to proceed forward.
Beitler was retained by La Quinta to identify an off market opportunity to develop the first "select service" hotel in downtown Chicago. Beitler successfully negotiated the purchase of the former JUF headquarters at 1 North Franklin Street and converted the building into the first select service hotel in the CBD.
Oak Brook, IL
After a successful sale of The Drake Chicago, Beitler became an investor of the the smaller Drake hotel in the suburbs. Built in 1962, The Drake Oak Brook served as the suburban hotel for large gatherings and top notch rooms. Beitler sold the property several years later.
Beitler's first investment in hotels began with The Drake hotel in downtown Chicago. Built in 1920 and made famous with its long list of guests and appearances in movies, Beitler would eventually sell its interest and move on to invest in The Drake hotel in the suburbs.
Beitler's first introduction to hotels began at Rubloff & Co. as the project manager for the development of the Marriott on Michigan Avenue. 44-stories tall and designed by Harry Weese, the hotel contained two major ballrooms, 24 meeting rooms, five restaurants and parking for 430 cars. At the time of construction the hotel was the largest Marriott in the world.