Location: Itasca, Illinois
Size: 295 guest rooms
Meeting Space: 37,000 square feet
Access: 25 miles from downtown Chicago and 12 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Constructed in Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced style and set alongside a championship golf course in Itasca, Illinois, the Eaglewood Resort and Spa was built to impress and delight its guests. The resort is less than 30 minutes from the original starting point of Route 66 and 25 miles from downtown Chicago. Its 106 acres welcome travelers to a respite of upscale accommodations and ample space for gathering with friends, coworkers or family.
The resort features on-site dining options and modern interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows prominently featured throughout the property. Each of the 295 guest rooms and suites is outfitted with rich cherry and mahogany furnishings to provide a luxurious backdrop for any stay, and the panoramic views from the guest rooms give a glimpse of the resort’s manicured grounds. On-site amenities include an 18-hole championship USGA-certified golf course, a six-lane retro bowling alley, four fitness rooms, a pool, a full-service health spa and a bocce ball court.
Eaglewood’s location and range of on-site amenities, activities and event spaces have earned it a spot as an IACC-certified conference space. The resort features more than 37,000 square feet of flexible meeting space where the 37 different meeting rooms range from a 7,031-square-foot ballroom to an outdoor terrace and patio with a fire pit. The Eaglewood Conference Plan — one-price-per-person rate — makes planning any type of event or meeting a breeze. The package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, all meals served buffet style in Burnham’s Restaurant, audiovisual equipment and Wi-Fi, continual refreshment breaks and a dedicated conference planning manager to help with all stages of planning and execution.
The on-site planners and conference concierge can help plan for team-building and group experiences both on-site and off-site, which include golf tournaments and outings, during guests’ time on the property. Highly skilled technicians are on hand to help manage the technology the resort employs for meetings and events.
There are 37 unique IACC-certified meeting rooms throughout Eaglewood Resort and Spa, and many have multiple configurations and options for breakout rooms. The Red Oak Ballroom, which holds up to 576 guests, is the largest event space, with three configurations as well as a prefunction area for up to 200 guests and a patio for up to 150 guests. The Linden Ballroom is great for gatherings of up to 250 guests. Multiple smaller venues —the Arrowhead, the Lilac, the Hollyhock and others — are better suited for boardroom-style meetings of up to 25 guests. The green areas around the property are also available; they include a covered outdoor pavilion for up to 300 guests.
Meal planning is easy at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for all meeting guests through the Eaglewood Conference Plan. Meals are served buffet style in Burnham’s Restaurant on the first floor. Every item in the buffet is labeled with full nutritional information — including calorie content and potential allergen content such as nuts, gluten, etc. — to make it easy for guests to select entrees and side dishes that meet their specific dietary restrictions. The center holds a liquor license and offers a full bar package for meetings and events.
As part of the Eaglewood Conference Plan, meeting planners and groups will have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and audiovisual tools. A dedicated conference planning manager is assigned for all meetings and events and will work with planners on all details of the event, beginning with the start of the planning and working all the way through with meeting execution assistance. Overnight accommodations are included in the price-per-person rate, and guests are invited to make full use of the resort’s many amenities, including the full-service spa and the championship golf course — both for an additional fee.
Before and After
Meeting groups have 106 acres to explore in their free time at the resort. On-site amenities include an 18-hole, par-72, championship USGA-certified golf course; a six-lane retro bowling alley; four fitness rooms; a pool; a full-service health spa; and a bocce ball court. Golf lessons and group packages are available at the Golf Club at Eaglewood. Day trips around the area include visits to the Windy City, detours to the starting point of Historic Route 66 and tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois.