The founder, Mansoorali Lakhani, began his long journey out of his impoverished village in his home country of Pakistan at the age of nineteen. Embarking on a cargo ship as a cleaner, he left with hopes of earning enough money to send back to his family. Traveling through Europe while working odd jobs, he finally landed in New Orleans and soon after moved to Chicago.
In 2004, Lakhani took a leap into the hospitality industry by purchasing the Holiday Inn Skokie, and thus starting Lakhani Hospitality. In 2006, Lakhani began construction on the Skokie Banquet and Conference Center, adding 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting room to the Holiday Inn Skokie. In the coming years, Lakhani purchased the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare and the Holiday Inn Oakbrook.
Mansoorali Lakhani, being family oriented, wanted to create a family business, and he did just that. Working with his wife, Shamim Lakhani, and his daughter, Sheila Lakhani Gilani, Mansoorali Lakhani looks to expand Lakhani Hospitality to continue to provide “Great Hotels Guest Love.”
Lakhani Hospitality owns and manages three of Chicago's famous Bar Louie restaurants. Bar Louie offers upscale casual food with a wide array of alcoholic beverages. Specializing in oversized sandwiches and signature cocktails, Bar Louie offers an unforgettable dining experience, with an extensive selection of appetizers, pastas, entrees and a wide assortment of interesting beers and wines. Grab a friend, grab your family, and join us today at one of our Bar Louie restaurants, where you’ll Eat, Drink and Be Happy!
Bar Louie Skokie
5300 W Touhy Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Bar Louie O'Hare
5615 N Cumberland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Bar Louie Oak Brook
17W350 22nd St.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Holiday Inn Skokie
In the heart of Skokie, Illinois is the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore, home to Bar Louie North Shore and the Skokie Conference and Banquet Center. This full service hotel north of Downtown Chicago is surrounded by shopping, attractions and dining. Located just blocks from the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94), and equally convenient access to Interstate 90 & 294 means guests can reach all parts of Chicagoland in just minutes. 244 renovated and fresh guests rooms make up our standard and executive levels. All guests enjoy hotel amenities like free WiFi and parking and access to indoor pool and spa. On site bar, room service, fitness center and convenience store means all your needs can be met on this clean and carefully maintained property.
The North Shore location, complimentary parking, package menu options, many choices of elegant ballrooms, the ability to accommodate 10–1,000 people for meetings or banquets - these are just a few of our amenities. Our beautifully detailed design is for all occasions. State-of the-art lighting and sound system make your event special. We have two private suites atop our dramatic winding staircase just outside the entrance to the North Shore Ballroom.
We have more than 15,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space! Our catering staff is knowledgeable and attentive to every detail. Our certified food and beverage executive and certified meeting professional are seasoned event planners who will help plan your event. In addition to Traditional American Menus we offer ethnic and kosher catering.
The Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel (ORD), just minutes from downtown Chicago, offers you quality lodgings near the airport, making us your top choice for comfort and convenience in Chicago. Bring your family to our Chicago O'Hare hotel, located just off I-90 with close proximity to all that Chicago has to offer. Nearby attractions include the Rosemont Theatre, Allstate Arena, Wrigley Field, Millennium Park, Sears Tower and shopping on the Magnificent Mile.
Corporate travelers seeking prime Chicago O'Hare accommodations will not be disappointed in this hotel. Complimentary parking, and complimentary HI-SPEED WIRELESS make this hotel the number one choice for business travelers. O'Hare International Airport is just two miles away, and we are close to numerous businesses such as Career Builders, US Cellular, OCE, T-Mobile, the Big Ten Headquarters and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The Blue Line of the subway is within walking distance of our Chicago Airport hotel. In addition, we offer a business center with a fax machine, copier, printer, and high-speed Internet access.
The hotel is centrally located off I-88 between I-294 and I-355 in the beautiful Oak Brook western suburb, nestled in the shopping and restaurant district. The hotel features complimentary shuttle service to all local corporate offices.
Our meeting rooms also come complete with audio-visual equipment. Bar Louie extensive menu, as well as a comprehensive daily hot breakfast selection, in a cool and comfortable atmosphere. All 227 beautiful decorated rooms are appointed with everything required to ensure your stay will be an enjoyable experience which includes complimentary high-speed Internet access!
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