The Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort completed a $25-million renovation that saw changes made to nearly every aspect of the resort. The property opened two new restaurants, Starbucks Café and an Xhale Spa, and renovated all the resort guestrooms. The Gettys Group led the design of the project.
According to Roger Hill, chairman and CEO of The Gettys Group, the firm integrated modern touches into the resort’s updated design. One of the major changes that took place during the transformation was the complete overhaul of the former King’s Wharf restaurant space. Succeeding the 40-year venue are two new dining destinations—Three Embers and Wrights Brew & Bistro. The lakeside Three Embers has a wood-burning grill. Outdoor seating is also available seasonally, on the Lakeside Plaza, with views overlooking the resort lake. Meanwhile, Wrights Brew & Bistro is located adjacent to Three Embers and sharing similar views through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Xhale Spa is a new day spa with separate changing spaces for men and women, locker storage, private showers and a relaxation room
For events, the property now has the new, 5,000 square-foot Lakeside Pavilion, which has views of Lake Lincolnshire, Crane’s Landing Golf Course and surrounding wooded areas. Lakeside Pavilion can accommodate up to 400 guests for a seated dinner, while its adjoining lakeside patio has more than 2,500 square feet of open air space.
The guestrooms received a top-to-bottom makeover. The reimagined rooms now have an upgraded look, complete with platform beds to align with seating, wall graphics with jade and teal schemes, supportive seating and flexible work spaces. In most king bedded accommodations, bathtubs were replaced with walk-in showers and spa-like lighting.
There is also a completely new porte cochère entrance, with a wooden, sky-lit structure with stone columns.
The resort is managed by The Bricton Group and is the home of the Marriott Theatre