Hotel investor, owner and operator Dow Hotel Company (DHC) completed the $8.6-million renovation of the 269-room, AAA Four Diamond-rated Hilton Orrington/Evanston. The hotel is owned by a joint venture comprised of DHC and The Carlyle Group’s CG, Carlyle Realty Partners VI and is operated by DHC.
All guestrooms and baths were completely renovated, including new carpeting, televisions, furniture, lighting, beds, bedding, showers and tiling. The hotel’s 12,000-square-foot International Association of Conference Centers (IACC)-certified center, as well as its additional 20,000 square feet of meeting space which includes the famous Grand Orrington Ballroom, were upgraded with new furniture, art and carpeting. The hotel public space also was reconfigured to create new, private dining areas and received new carpeting, lighting, front desk, communal tables, seating, buffet and back bar. Additional efforts included improved high speed internet infrastructure and fitness center.
Located at 1710 Orrington Ave., the Hilton Orrington/Evanston is situated north of Chicago in the North Shore district. The hotel is near such attractions as Northwestern University, Chicago Botanical Gardens, Baha’i Temple, the Grosse Point Lighthouse and the Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Mall.