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.

This summer, the Chicago riverfront welcomed its newest restaurant: Pizzeria Portofino

The sun-drenched casual restaurant is filled with breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera. Inside, guests dine amidst white-washed wood, colorful shutters, and playful striped booths as they look out onto the beautiful water and Chicago’s historic architecture outside.  

 

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has announced the launch of its Dive-In Movie series, a classic, child-friendly summer film series inside the hotel's historic indoor pool. Beginning at sunset every Saturday night through Labor Day, guests can grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn and complimentary inflatables to enjoy a full-length feature film projected on the hotel's 80-foot jumbo screen.

 
In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.