A lack of nearby hotel and meeting space led Fox/Atkins Development, LLC, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to partner on a hotel and conference center project minutes from the University’s central campus.
The five-story, 131 key I Hotel provides the thriving University and local business community a convenient, tranquil space close to campus, with a posh lobby and lounge, comfortable exercise room, indoor pool and spa, and board room, all designed to the same high standards as a “flagged” property.
To ensure the utmost in convenience, RATIO designed the I Hotel to connect both to a 10,000 sq. ft. conference center and a 200-seat full service restaurant with its own identity. The kitchen serves the restaurant while also providing banquet service to the conference center.
The conference center provides a series of flexible meeting spaces and is configured to allow for a connection to a future event arena.