• LaKota Oaks Transformed into Premier Event and Conference Center

    POSTED April 1, 2019

Norwalk's historic LaKota Oaks hotel has completed a comprehensive plan for interior design and technological renovations by Norwalk-based architectural and interior design firm, Bavier Design, LLC.

The 66-acre hotel and conference center boasts 1.6 miles of trails, 123 guestrooms which have undergone head-to-toe renovations, and amenities including a fitness center, a four-lane indoor lap pool, indoor and outdoor athletic courts and onsite restaurants. LaKota Oaks also recently appointed Christine Imbrogno as director of sales and marketing to help promote the new renovations.

Dedicated and flexible spaces allow for productive meetings in a state-of-the-art learning center that is perfect for board meetings, conferences, corporate retreats and team-building events. Top-of-the-market guestrooms, amenities and a new and expanded ballroom not only offer flexible space for conferences, but also the ability to accommodate events such as weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other special occasions.

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.


After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  


Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.