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OAK BROOK – The dining room makeover is only one aspect of the newly unveiled redesign of The Drake Oak Brook, an independent, historic property wrapping up a multimillion-dollar renovation and just added to Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott.
Built in 1961 as an extension of The Drake Hotel in Chicago, it enjoyed celebrity status, playing host to guests including Frank Sinatra on repeated occasion, Rock Hudson, Robert Kennedy, Arnold Palmer and Prince Charles. After several owners, it was purchased in 2013 by Elmhurst native Jim Nagle and his wife, Tely, whose shared creativity brought a classic back to life enhanced with all the modern amenities.
The more than 180 independent hotels accepted in the international Collection retain their uniqueness.