Location: La Salle, Illinois

Website: http://kaskaskiaproject.com/

Number of Rooms: 100

Meeting Space: 16,509 square feet

Food & Beverage: A fine dining restaurant, an upscale bar, and a roof terrace club

The Midwest is dotted with small cities named for French explorers and indigenous tribes, and stories of Prohibition-era antics float along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. IDM’s newest project, Kaskaskia Hotel, embraces its history as a grand river city hotel in La Salle, Illinois, just 90 miles west of Chicago, and reimagines its future as a boutique hotel, events and conference center that invites guests to experience its timeless, contemporary expression of elegance and luxury.


The building was designed by Chicago architecture firm Marshall & Fox, whose portfolio includes Chicago icons The Drake Hotel and The Blackstone Hotel. The six-story hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The original iteration of the hotel closed in 2001.


Kaskaskia Hotel will join Hotel Julien Dubuque and The Kindler Hotel as prime examples of how to restore early twentieth-century landmarks to their former beauty and relevance. The downtown hotel will feature all the modern amenities to which today’s traveler is accustomed, as well as thoughtful touches that guests will be delighted to discover. The property will include two restaurants and a lounge, 16,509 square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, a business center, a rooftop terrace, a spa, and leased retail space.