Hilton Chicago Northbrook completed the first phase of its renovation, updating its 20,000 square feet of function space and 249 guestrooms.
The inspiration for the restoration, completed by the Lynn Rosenberg Design team, focuses on developing a modern aesthetic while maintaining the historic roots of the North Shore hotel.
The revamped meeting and event spaces now have new carpeting, modern wallpaper, and contemporary finished light fixtures, as well as electronic reader boards and door signs. A neutral palette is used, added with a pop of red tones. The Grand Ballroom was upgraded to include a new sound and lighting system. Hilton Chicago Northbrook also has 18 breakout spaces and can accommodate up to 1,300 guests.
All 249 guestrooms at Hilton Chicago Northbrook were also refreshed to offer new carpeting, furniture, smart TVs and lighting. Similar to the renovated event spaces, each guestroom uses a, neutral palette with hints of red in various design elements. The rooms have views of the Des Plaines River and Allison Woods. Additionally, all rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and multiple USB connections.
Phase two of the renovation is set to take place in early 2020 and will include a complete revamp of the property’s restaurants, Allgauer’s on the Riverfront and Frank’s Place.
Originally known as Allgauer’s Hotel, the property was constructed with just the East Tower in 1984. In 1988, the West Tower was built and the hotel joined the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza brand. In 1992, the property became a member of the Hilton family and was renamed to be Hilton Chicago Northbrook.
Holly Allgauer-Cir is the GM of Hilton Chicago Northbrook.
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