The former Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Ill. will be revived and rebranded to Prairie Lakes Resort as Maverick Hotels and Restaurants plans to invest $30 million into the property. Maverick will revamp all hotel rooms, reopen the spa and restaurants and upgrade amenities, including a 10,000-sq.-ft. addition for meetings and events.
Maverick Hotels and Restaurants plans to invest $30 million into the former Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Ill. and rebrand it as Prairie Lakes Resort.
Club + Resort Business reported in August 2016 that the owners announced they would close the course at the end of that season. In February 2008, C+RB reported that the East Course at the resort was being renovated.
The Chicago-based Maverick will perform an extensive renovation of the sprawling hotel and golf course, the Daily Herald reported. Maverick wants to maintain some design elements already in place, such as the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture, characterized by a unique geometric design with hexagon-shaped hotel rooms tiered and stacked on each other.
Maverick will revamp all hotel rooms, reopen the spa and restaurants and upgrade amenities, including a 10,000-sq.-ft. addition for meetings and events, The Real Deal reported. Prairie Lakes will have 241 guest rooms and 60 suites.
The firm plans to make a separate investment to overhaul the golf course and reestablish the site as a premier golf destination, The Real Deal reported. Village leaders and golf course architect Dave Esler are finalizing a vision to transform the 27-hole layout into an 18-hole course and a nine-hole par-3 course with golf academy holes that are separated by a driving range.
“The beautiful thing about that resort is that it’s so versatile,” Maverick CEO Robert Habeeb told the outlet. “We see the potential for business conferences and meetings. We see golf outings. It’s a haven for weddings. We have a really inspired vision on establishing Prairie Lakes as a wedding mecca.”
Indian Lakes helped turn Bloomingdale into a weekend resort town after it opened in the 1980s, attracting visitors from all over Illinois and hosting large-scale events, including celebrity fundraisers headlined by actress Meryl Streep and rock band The Go-Go’s, The Real Deal reported. The village bought the resort for more than $8 million in 2020 to protect it from a major redevelopment.
With plans to reopen the main building in early 2024, Maverick is optimistic about the timing, and business and leisure travel continuing to rebound from the pandemic, The Real Deal reported.