Positioned in Evanston, Ill., 10 miles north of downtown Chicago, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston is one block from Northwestern University, two blocks from the Chicago elevated train and three blocks from the Lake Michigan waterfront. This property is surrounded by eclectic boutiques and restaurants.
The hotel's lobby offers leather-furnished sitting areas. A lounge area features flat-screen televisions, blue velvet high-backed chairs, brown velvet couches and marble tables. Noteworthy decorative treatments balance the hotel's décor, including unique pottery and a dramatic mosaic near the entryway. Ornate ceilings and a regal staircase accent the grand ballroom and flexible function spaces. The hotel's first floor showcases the Globe Cafe and Bar that features classic regional American dishes. The Globe Café and Bar extends to include the Den Coffee Shop. Outdoor seating affords Evanston tree-lined views during warm-weather months. INDIGO Bar and Lounge offers a complement of cocktails, appetizers and live entertainment. A private-access, 24-hour fitness facility is equipped with bathroom facilities, monitor-mounted cardiovascular machines, strength-training equipment and yoga mats. The hotel also offers discounted passes to a nearby fitness center. A conference center with 12,000 square feet of meeting facilities, and a ballroom are also available.
The nine-story Hilton Orrington/Evanston offers 269 modern guestrooms decorated with contemporary chrome-accented furniture and touches of ebony. Bathrooms contain marble vanities and are stocked with Aveda toiletries. Beds are dressed with pillowtop mattresses, down duvets and pillows, and 280-thread count linens. Minibars are stocked with treats, for a fee. Laptop-compatible in-room safes are complimentary. The hotel provides high-speed Internet access. Retro-inspired chairs and ottomans, and oversized desks with computer keyboards and optical mouse tools complete this contemporary setting.