Friday, April 19, 2019

Multimillion Dollar Renovation at Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore

Lakhani Hospitality Unveils 15,000 Square Feet of Reimagined Event Space and 250 Guest Rooms

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore Completes Multimillion Dollar Renovation

I'll be out for the unveiling the first week of May, so check back soon for my photo filled recap. I'm elated to hear about the exciting new look at the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore. My parents frequently stay in Skokie when they visit from out of state, and it's exciting to have a contemporary, newly updated option. 

Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive, multi-year renovation project. The property-wide transformation at 5300 West Touhy Avenue in Skokie, IL, includes an overhaul of the hotel’s 15,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space, in addition to a complete revamp of the 250 guestrooms, lobby, indoor pool and public spaces.

The new, sleek and contemporary design, which carries into the 15,000 square feet of versatile and pillarless event and meeting space, caters to a variety of social events with customizable menus and packages for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras, fundraisers and more. The banquet and conference center can be divided into eight separate meeting spaces and is the largest ballroom on the North Shore, accommodating up to 1,000 guests.

Custom-designed, sparkling crystal chandeliers sit 14 feet high in hand-glazed gold and copper domes, enhanced by a beautiful new color palette. A state-of-the-art sound and lighting system has also been installed and is entirely customizable for any event.

“We may have a new look, but we will continue to provide the same superior service and experience that has made locals and tourists feel at home for years,” said Sheila Lakhani, Chief Operating Officer of Lakhani Hospitality, the family business that owns and operates a portfolio of multiple hotel properties throughout Chicagoland.

Additional upgrades to the 250 modern guest rooms, include 40 brand new studio suites. Providing all of the comforts of home, new room amenities include blackout shades, mobile table and task chair and a welcome nook.

Inviting earth tone colors and textiles contrast new pops of color property-wide, with Chicago-themed artwork on display throughout the hotel. 

Originally built as a Holiday Inn in the 1960s, the property has undergone multiple facelifts over the years. In 2004, the Lakhani family, also residents of Skokie, purchased the building and the neighboring 80,000 square foot Edens Tennis Club, shortly after. In 2007, the Skokie Banquet and Conference Center was built, adding 11,000 square feet of meeting space to the Holiday Inn North Shore. 

Guests visiting Chicago can enjoy the hotel’s convenient location just 12 miles from downtown Chicago.

To make a reservation at the newly renovated Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore and for more information, please call (847) 679-8900 or visit

Located just 12 miles from downtown Chicago, Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore is family owned and operated by Lakhani Hospitality. The newly-renovated 250 guest rooms, including 40 studio suites, offer modern features, providing all of the comforts of home. Meeting and banquet facilities feature 15,000 square feet of flexible space, accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Leisure travelers can enjoy the 24/7 fitness center, indoor swimming pool and on-site Bar Louie Tavern & Grill. For reservations and event information, please call (847) 679-8900 or visit  

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