When a special occasion occurs on campus, students often encourage family and friends to make the trip to visit Bloomington-Normal. While Mom and Dad can bunk up on the couch, a great alternative is to find a nearby hotel to offer exactly what they need to have a good rest and enjoy their time in the land of the Redbirds.
This year, ISU voters named The Marriott of Bloomington-Normal as the best hotel in the area. Whether it has to do with the Marriott name, the great location near campus, or the many amenities provided, the Marriott has taken the top position.
According to Heather VanVoorhis, director of sales and marketing at the Marriott, being named number one each year since the Marriott opened in 2009 is an honor, especially since the relationship between the two is very strong.
“We work closely with faculty and students and so it’s great to hear and especially for three years running since we’ve been opened,” VanVoorhis said.
VanVoorhis explained that part of the popularity for the Marriott among students and the ISU community is heavily based upon their proximity to campus.
“Our location is key, being adjacent to Illinois State is a huge factor.
Also, Marriott has high standards, grand standards, and a high level of customer service, and we hope that they seek us out because of the amenities of the hotel. And the accommodations we provide are top notch in the market,” VanVoorhis said.