EVEN Hotels Coming to Tinley Park This Fall
By Katie Arvia published July 27, 2020
Tinley Park, Ill. – Full rebranding and renovation efforts will soon be unveiled at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Tinley Park Convention Center. Due to be complete in Fall 2020, the current Holiday Inn will be transformed into the newest member of the EVEN Hotels family, the first of its kind in Illinois.
Launched in 2012, EVEN Hotels is the fastest-growing brand within the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) family. Currently, there are 14 EVEN Hotels in the United States and an additional 30 are expected to open within the next year.
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 Hotels 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.
Guest rooms will be furnished with natural, high-quality linens that create a cooling effect to promote a deeper sleep as well as in-room training zones stocked with workout gear. Spa-inspired bathrooms with clean color palettes will help create a naturally restful environment. Guests can take advantage of the in-room workspace options or enjoy flexible meeting spaces, including dynamic workspaces in common areas. The hotel’s fitness center will be expanded and will be open 24/7.
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. Additionally, the existing Bananas Grille & Bar will be renovated, with current plans to convert the space into a trendy gastropub with outdoor seating.
“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.
Many guests staying at the newly renovated hotel will also be utilizing the attached Tinley Park Convention Center. 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 trade shows, 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 meetings and event planners to this beautiful new space,” said Mary Patchin, Director of Sales at the Chicago Southland Convention and 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 CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a meetings and conventions, group tours, sports and leisure event destination. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com.