Meetings and Conventions Will Now be “EVEN” Better in the Chicago Southland
By Blog Article published January 14, 2021
Tinley Park, Ill. – After months of renovating the existing Holiday Inn Hotel at the Tinley Park Convention Center, full rebranding efforts are now complete, and the newest member of the EVEN Hotels family has been unveiled. The hotel underwent a comprehensive $10 million renovation throughout 2020.
Meeting and convention attendees utilizing the Tinley Park Convention Center for their events will now be able to stay at the newly renovated EVEN Hotel. The convention center has 70,000 square feet of event space and 1,500 free parking spaces. It is the region’s largest convention venue and has hosted a variety of both public and private events such as tradeshows, national conventions and special events. Conventions will be “EVEN” better with the new accompanying wellness-minded hotel rooms and amenities!
“Our team is thrilled to welcome EVEN Hotels to the Chicago Southland. This new hotel will be an asset, not only to Tinley Park, but to the entire Chicago Southland region. We are looking forward to inviting our meeting and event planners to this beautiful new space,” said Mary Patchin, Director of Sales at the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau.
First launched in 2012, EVEN Hotels is the fastest-growing brand within the International Hotel Group (IHG) family. There are currently 14 EVEN Hotels in the United States and an additional 30 are expected to open within the next year. The Tinley Park location is the first and only EVEN Hotel in the state of Illinois.
EVEN Hotels is a national chain specializing in serving travelers’ holistic wellness needs through fitness opportunities, healthy food options, a wellness-savvy staff and natural spaces. EVEN was created to meet the growing demand and lifestyle of wellness-minded travelers and enables wellness on guests’ terms through four strategic pillars: Keep Active, Rest Easy, Eat Well and Accomplish More.
EVEN Hotel Tinley Park 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. The hotel also offers same day laundry services for guests’ workout clothing.
Guests can count on a wide variety of delicious and healthy foods that are freshly prepared and stocked at the new Cork & Kale Market and Bar. Guests can choose desserts, chocolates, smoothies and organic signature cocktails. Complimentary fruit-infused and filtered waters are available in the lobby. Additionally, the existing Bananas Grille & Bar will be renovated, with plans to convert the space into a trendy gastropub with outdoor seating.
EVEN Hotel Tinley Park consists of 202 guest rooms, each featuring an in-room trainer. Each trainer consists of a mounted fitness wall, resistance bands, an exercise ball, a yoga mat, yoga blocks and 18+ on-demand fitness videos.
The EVEN Hotels signature sleep experience is designed with eucalyptus, natural fiber and high thread count linens that create a cooling effect to promote a deeper sleep. The headboards have color LED mood lighting, allowing guests to fully customize a relaxing and calming environment. Spa-inspired bathrooms with clean color palettes will also help create a naturally restful atmosphere. Guests can also take advantage of the in-room workspace options or flexible meeting spaces, including dynamic workspaces in common areas, throughout the hotel.
“We are thrilled to welcome EVEN Hotels to the Village of Tinley Park. EVEN is a one-of-a-kind brand that we are very eager to introduce to guests,” said Daniel Fitzgerald, Managing Director of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Tinley Park Convention Center.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, IHG has implemented several safety precautions. All “high touch” items, such as fitness equipment, pens, etcetera, will be removed from hotel rooms for the time being. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk, lobby, elevator landings and concourse areas of the convention center. All staff will wear masks and other appropriate PPE and will not enter rooms while occupied unless it is a 5-day stay or longer. Additionally, there will be social distancing and capacity guidelines for elevators as well as CDC guidelines implemented for cleaning and sanitation.
For more information on EVEN Hotels and the Tinley Park Convention Center, please go to www.evenhotels.com/chitinleypark.
The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 60 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.
Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
Katie Arvia – Communications Manager
19900 Governors Drive, Suite 200, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Phone: 708-895-8200 | Fax: 708-895-8288 | Toll-Free: 888-895-8233
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