Hilton Chicago Northbrook unveiled phase one of a multimillion-dollar renovation, which introduced a refreshed look to its 20,000 square feet of function space and 249 guest rooms.

Phase two of the renovation is set to take place in early 2020 and will include a complete revamp of the property’s restaurants, Allgauer’s on the Riverfront and Frank’s Place.

The inspiration for the restoration, completed by the Lynn Rosenberg Design team, focuses on developing a modern aesthetic while maintaining the historic roots of the North Shore hotel.

“With this renovation, we have aimed to bring a new, modernized look to our property while still delivering the feel of comfort and convenience that our guests have come to know and love,” said Holly Allgauer-Cir, general manager of Hilton Chicago Northbrook.

The revamped meeting and event spaces feature new carpeting, modern wallpaper and contemporary finished light fixtures as well as electronic reader boards and door signs.

Upgraded to include a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, The Grand Ballroom now provides the quintessential environment to play host to the thousands of events on property each year. The hotel offers 18 breakout spaces and can accommodate up to 1,300 guests.

Inspired by the idea of creating a “home away from home,” all 249 guest rooms at the hotel have also been refreshed to offer new carpeting, furniture, smart TVs and high-quality lighting. Similar to the renovated event spaces, each guest room features a calming, neutral palette with hints of red in various design elements and stunning views of the Des Plaines River and Allison Woods.

Additionally, all rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and multiple USB connections, giving the guest the ability to charge up to ten devices at a time.

Originally known as Allgauer’s Hotel, the property was constructed with just the East Tower in 1984. In 1988, the West Tower was built, and the hotel joined the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza brand.

The property is in the heart of the North Shore, minutes away from O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.

Information is based off a press release from Hilton Chicago Northbrook.