Rendering of Hotel - Northeast Corner of Oakton Street and Niles Avenue

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Updated as of January 5, 2021

Why is this project coming to Skokie?

The proposed Homewood Suites by Hilton – Downtown Skokie presents the opportunity to build a transformative building and create a great opportunity in the heart of Downtown Skokie.  Two hotel market feasibility studies validated that there is demand for this type of hotel.   The hotel will specifically serve and anchor one of the regions’ most important employment centers, the Illinois Science + Technology Park in addition to numerous business and recreational interests in and near Skokie.  The Village Board and staff have received frequent questions from the community about the need and desire for a hotel in Downtown which would directly help bring new customers and activity to the Downtown.  

 What are the expected benefits of the building to the downtown and Skokie?

There are expected to be 47,000 guests who will stay at the hotel on an annual basis.  In addition to the guests, residents, along with their families, friends and colleagues, will shop, dine, consume services and generate additional sales taxes for the Village. During construction, hundreds of construction workers and related professionals will work on the project. When completed, the hotel, restaurants, and event spaces are anticipated to generate 125 full-time jobs in Downtown Skokie.