Lakhani Hospitality Celebrates 15th Anniversary with $10 Million Renovation Project

  • Lakhani Hospitality Celebrates 15th Anniversary with $10 Million Renovation Project

     
    POSTED May 20, 2019
     
  • Lakhani Hospitality Celebrates 15th Anniversary with $10 Million Renovation Project

     
    POSTED May 20, 2019
     
  • Lakhani Hospitality Celebrates 15th Anniversary with $10 Million Renovation Project

     
    POSTED May 20, 2019
     
  • Lakhani Hospitality Celebrates 15th Anniversary with $10 Million Renovation Project

     
    POSTED May 20, 2019
     

Lakhani Hospitality celebrated its 15th anniversary with a $10 million renovation of Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore. The family-owned company, which started in 2002 with the Holiday Inn Skokie, is now comprised of five Chicagoland hotel companies, totaling close to 1,000 guest rooms. Lakhani Hospitality also operates five gasoline service stations, three full-service Bar Louie Restaurants and nearly 35,000 square feet of meeting and function space.

"Besides renewing our license agreement for 15 years, Lakhani Hospitality wanted to bring a new, contemporary look and feel to our brides, grooms and social event planners in a highly competitive market," says Sheila Lakhani Gilani, COO of Lakhani Hospitality.

Its renovations of Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore included an overhaul of the hotel's 15,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space and a complete revamp of the 250 guest rooms, lobby, indoor pool and public spaces.

"Lakhani Hospitality is excited to continue its growth and has two exciting projects in the pipeline, a 100-room Avid Hotel (an IHG property) at Chicago O'Hare Airport, and a Tru Hotel, the company’s first Hilton branded hotel property, which will develop on Chicago’s North Shore market," Lakhani says.

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore offers 15,000 square feet of pillarless event space, customizable menus, and a banquet and conference center that can be divided into eight separate meeting spaces, which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. This space, which includes a state-of-the-art sound system, is the largest ballroom and event space on the North Shore, Lakhani notes.

In celebration of the opening of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again” exhibit on Oct. 20, The Albert restaurant will offer a special “POPart” inspired cocktail. Priced at 14$, the unique combination of pink and purple hues made with vodka, rose, tea and wild raspberry will surely spark the perfect photo-op.

 

Hotel EMC2 is celebrating National Art Day (Oct. 25) with paint-by-numbers amenities, which will be delivered to all guest rooms throughout the day. The property's artistic influence has led to similar art and science activations in the past, including celebrations of Albert Einstein's birthday, Pi Day, the 500th Anniversary of Da Vinci's death and more.

 

Replay Lincoln Park is celebrating Halloween all month with an "It" themed pop-up now through Oct. 31. Featuring custom artwork and photo oppportunities designed by local artists, the "It" pop-up will transport guests to Derry, Maine where the scares of Stephen King's popular novel and movies will come to life.