• Hilton Chicago Northbrook Partners with Local Animal Shelter to Host “Yappie Hour”

     
    POSTED November 12, 2019
     
  • Hilton Chicago Northbrook Partners with Local Animal Shelter to Host “Yappie Hour”

     
    POSTED November 12, 2019
     
  • Hilton Chicago Northbrook Partners with Local Animal Shelter to Host “Yappie Hour”

     
    POSTED November 12, 2019
     

As a pet-friendly hotel, Hilton Chicago Northbrook wanted to give back to the community’s furry friends in honor of October as “National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month”. On Saturday, Oct. 26, the property partnered with Heartland Animal Shelter to host a “Yappie Hour” gathering hotel guests, community members and of course–the pups!

Open to the public, this dog-lover’s dream took place in the Garden Terrace, one of the hotel’s meeting and event spaces. While adorable rescue dogs enjoyed the property’s own take on “Puppuccinos”, a great turn-out of attendees stopped by to visit.

To really get tails wagging, the property’s popular restaurant, Allgauer’s on the Riverfront, donated 10 percent of guests’ bills to the Heartland Animal Shelter. Additionally, “Yappie Hour” guests were enrolled in a raffle to win a complimentary, one-night stay for two at Hilton Chicago Northbrook.

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