Client: New Indian Lakes

Source: Daily Herald

The owner of Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale says the property’s hotel will be converted into a DoubleTree By Hilton and its shuttered golf course could be transformed into a neighborhood with hundreds of houses for empty nesters.

First ILR LLC, which owns the 223-acre property along Schick Road, permanently closed its roughly 190-acre golf course and a conference center late last year as part of a plan to save and improve the hotel.

On Friday, Indian Lakes officials announced the hotel will become a full-service DoubleTree. They said a comprehensive $5.1 million renovation of the building will begin soon and be completed by late summer.

The hotel will remain open during the project, which includes eliminating 35 rooms to create larger suites and meeting space.

Bob Habeeb, CEO and president of First Hospitality Group Inc., the management company for the property, said in a statement the agreement to bring DoubleTree By Hilton to Bloomingdale “is a testament to the difficult, but necessary decisions we’ve made to make the hotel relevant to today and tomorrow’s traveler.”

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