Historic Boutique Drake Oak Brook hotel Reopens in Illinois
OAK BROOK, ILL. — Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group Inc. has reopened The Drake Oak Brook hotel in Oak Brook. The boutique hotel recently underwent extensive renovations to the exterior, lobby, an 11,300-square-foot meeting space, a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio, office space and its 84 guest rooms. Originally built in 1961 as the suburban counterpart to Chicago’s famous Drake Hotel, Jim Nagle and Tely Nagle own the independent hotel. First Hospitality Group manages the hotel. Unique details of the property include a piece of floral, floating artwork composed of 1,000 pieces of glass and a gold-leafed table in the lobby designed by an artist who’s work also appears in the Vatican, and original murals. The hotel is accessible to downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport via I-88 and I-294.