S B Yen Management

Our Story


Our Story

SB Yen Management Group is a Chicago based hotel management company, with a successful track record of over 35 years history in operations, management and ownership in the hospitality industry.  The hands on approach of the Executive Team, including Bert Yen (President Officer), Su-Mei Yen (Chief Financial Officer) and Cassie Yen (Executive Vice President), along with the veteran management team, spans the entire hotel cycle.  The accomplished team of professionals offers a focused approach in operations, sales, marketing, revenue management, food and beverage, and franchisor relations.  Our goal is to provide the utmost support designed for substantial revenue growth.  We use our proficient and expert team in the hospitality industry to provide maximum profitability for the bottom line. 

The flagship property, The Whitehall Hotel, is located steps away from the elegant Gold Coast and famed Magnificent Mile, the iconic Hancock Building and Water Tower and is steps away from the most superb luxury retail shopping. The Best Western Grant Park is located in the chic, urban renewal South Loop neighborhood, boasting of incredible views of Lake Michigan and is in close proximity to world-renowned museums and the convention center. The Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston is situated in the high net-worth suburb of Evanston with the backdrop of the prestigious Northwestern University. Our well-appointed Comfort Inn Downers Grove property is located in a southwestern suburb of Chicago, central to many Fortune 500 companies. The Red Roof Inn and Suites DeKalb is located in the northwest suburb of Chicago, home to Northern Illinois University.

The newest endeavor of the SB Yen Management Group consists of an $130 million plus dual brand concept, consisting of Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop and Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop.  This 30 floor elegantly designed urban building, boasting of floor to ceiling windows, business center, fitness center, self-serve sundry, seasonal outdoor terrace and indoor pool, was designed to embrace elements to suit corporate, leisure and long-term guests alike. 

Over the past 35 years, competing among some of the world’s most notable hotels, through economic challenges, the Yens have produced consistent milestones of success through their leadership roles. Their philosophy is based on the solid foundation of exceptional and consistent service, quality, and gracious hospitality. Welcome to the legacy.

The SB Yen Management Group portfolio of properties includes the following: 

  • The Whitehall Hotel

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop

  • Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South Loop

  • Best Western Grant Park

  • Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston

  • Comfort Inn Downers Grove

  • Red Roof Inn and Suites DeKalb