Event planners of all kinds—whether it be group tour, sporting events, social functions, reunions and more—can now enjoy several newly opened or recently renovated hotel properties throughout the Chicago Southland. Located just 25 minutes from downtown Chicago, the Chicago Southland region is home to over 60 hotels, including many select service properties that are ideal for group tours and reunions as well as attendees of sports, meetings and other events.
The 62 Chicago Southland communities are easily accessible via interstates 55, 57, 80, 94, 294 and 355. Located within a five-hour drive from eight different states, the commute to the Chicago Southland is quick and easy. Many hotels are located within proximity to sports venues, event facilities and other attractions and dining options. The Chicago Southland’s walkability and convenience is perfect for visitors, no matter what their reason for staying. Plus, there is plenty of free parking available at most locations throughout the region.
EVEN Hotels Tinley Park, Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Chicago South-Lansing, Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Orland Park/Mokena and WoodSpring Suites Midway-Burbank are among the newly opened or renovated properties in the Chicago Southland.
EVEN Hotels Tinley Park recently completed a comprehensive $10 million renovation. Founded in 2012, EVEN is a national chain that specializes in serving travelers’ holistic wellness needs. The updated property features a gym three times the size of a standard hotel gym, complete with natural light and best-in-class, state-of-the-art equipment available to guests 24/7. Guests can also take advantage of the Cork & Kale Market and Bar located in the hotel’s lobby. Cork & Kale is stocked with freshly prepared wraps, salads, and smoothies. Complimentary fruit-infused and filtered waters are also available. A trendy gastropub with plenty of outdoor seating is expected to open in EVEN’s lobby mid-April. Each of the 202 guest rooms feature an in-room trainer with fitness equipment. Additionally, each room is outfitted with eucalyptus, natural fiber and high thread count linens. The headboards have color LED mood lighting and spa-inspired bathrooms with clean color palettes help create a naturally restful environment. This unique property is also pet-friendly! Attached to the Tinley Park Convention Center, this location is the first and only EVEN Hotel in Illinois.
In Lansing, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites renovations are underway. The exterior paint was updated using a brown and white color palette, creating a clean and fresh look. Indoor renovations are being completed on a floor-by-floor basis. Each of the 63 guest rooms and 17 suites will receive updates, in addition to the breakfast area, the business center and more areas throughout the hotel. Additional amenities available at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites include an indoor pool and fitness center, among others. Complimentary breakfast is also available to hotel guests.
Mokena’s newest addition is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. This beautiful property is conveniently located about one mile from I-80, right off LaGrange Road. There are several surrounding restaurants and attractions, making this the perfect location for group tours or families attending sporting events, reunions and more! The hotel features 96 guest rooms, including 30 suites. Additionally, guests can enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, WIFI, a business center, a fitness center and a heated indoor pool. Plus, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites features a boardroom that seats 20 and a separate space with room for up to 50 attendees.
WoodSpring Suites Midway-Burbank is also new to the Chicago Southland! Each of the 122 guest rooms are suites featuring amenities such as queen-sized beds; a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator and freezer, stovetop and microwave; flat screen TV; and a dining table and chairs. Guests can also enjoy free basic WIFI and a fitness center. Pet lovers can take advantage of the pet-friendly rooms! This hotel is located just four miles from Midway International Airport and is nearby I-55 and I-294. Plus, there is plenty of local shopping and restaurants nearby for guests to enjoy!
“We are delighted to see so many new properties in the Chicago Southland, in addition to the thorough renovations being done to our existing hotels. We are proud to partner with so many excellent hotel properties throughout the Chicago Southland. Our staff continues to work diligently to promote and sell the Chicago Southland region to planners of all kinds for group tours, sporting events, meetings, social gatherings and more,” said Mary Patchin, Director of Sales for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB nationally markets and sells the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings and conventions, group tour, sports events and leisure travel. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com.