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Drake Oak Brook host of the 2016 Miss Illinois Latina pageant

CHICAGO -- The Miss Illinois Latina Organization is thrilled to announce The Drake Oak Brook as the hotel and pageant host of the 2016 Miss Illinois Latina pageant taking place this coming fall 2015! Read Now

Owners of Drake Oak Brook hotel looking forward to new glory days

The 160-room Drake Oak Brook, which sits on 10 acres near 22nd Street and York Road, has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation. It is slated to once again receive guests starting Friday. Read Now

The story behind the Drake Hotel

An interview with Jim Nagle, developer and owner of the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook. Read Now

A Return to Splendor: Couple Revitalizes Drake Hotel Oak Brook

A historic Chicagoland hotel that once played host to well-knowns such as Rock Hudson, Prince Charles and the king of Italy, is now reborn at the hands of husband-and-wife duo Jim and Tely Nagle.

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Drake Oak Brook "The best hotel around"

After 5+ years, Chicagoland couples can once again host their elegant weddings at The Drake Oak Brook! This fabulous, independent hotel, owned by Jim & Tely Nagle,has reopened for business after undergoing extensive renovations.


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Drake Hotel ready to reopen in Oak Brook

“I just never had a piece of property like this where there is such attachment to the community, and I think that is even playing a bigger part than the economy."

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The Drake Hotel reopens in Oak Brook

Extensive renovations completed by the hotel's new owners, Jim Nagle and his wife, Tely, were unveiled during a grand opening celebration attended by hundreds of socialites and guests who had fond memories of the hotel's earlier days. Read Now

The Drake Oak Brook checks into future of hospitality

Suburban couple reopens classic hotel
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An Age of Elegance

These are all points of pride, of course, but for those who have fond memories of The Drake Hotel Oak Brook, it’s all about personal experiences—weddings, brunches, baby showers, anniversary dinners and seminal life events that make this grand dame a place that’s steeped in the history of its residents. Read Now

Drake Hotel Oak Brook reopens after year-long revamp

After a year of extensive renovations, the Drake Hotel Oak Brook is back in business. And that should be welcome news for west suburban Chicago visitors looking for something other than the standard-issue chain hotels that so dominate the suburban landscape — and aren't exactly invisible in the city either. Read Now

Drake Oak Brook Reopens Following Renovations

OAK BROOK, IL—The Drake Oak Brook hotel located here has officially reopened after undergoing extensive renovations. First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG) will manage the independent boutique hotel, owned by Jim and Tely Nagle. Read Now

Historic Boutique Drake Oak Brook hotel Reopens in Illinois

OAK BROOK, ILL. Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group Inc. has reopened The Drake Oak Brook hotel in Oak Brook. The boutique hotel recently underwent extensive renovations to the exterior, lobby, an 11,300-square-foot meeting space, a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio, office space and its 84 guest rooms.

 

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Drake Oak Brook Hotel Reopens Under FHG Management

ROSEMONT, Ill.—First Hospitality Group announced today that under its management, The Drake Oak Brook hotel in Oak Brook, Ill., has officially reopened for business after undergoing extensive renovations. The independent boutique hotel, owned by Jim and Tely Nagle, is now accepting guests and reservations for its 84 guestrooms and will open its 50 suites later this year. Read Now

A New Beginning for Oak Brook's Drake Hotel

The four-story, 160-room Drake Hotel has long been a historical landmark on York and Cermak Roads in Oak Brook. In its lifetime, it has hosted countless out-of-town visitors, Sunday and holiday brunches, weddings, proms, high school reunions, business conventions, and—most famously—high teas. But that all came to an end when it was closed to the public several years ago. Read Now

Drake Hotel Update

After many months of speculation, in December 2013 the Drake Hotel was sold by the Institute of Basic Life Principles (IBLP) to James Nagle, who is a Village resident living in the Oakbrook Club. Read Now

Best Suburban Hotels for Business

The owners of Chicago's Drake Hotel built this resort in 1961, when Oak Brook seemed like the middle of nowhere. Corporate office towers now dot the landscape, but this hotel still feels a bit like a haven from the hustle and bustle. Read Now

Husband and Wife Team Restore the Historic Drake Hotel Oak Brook in Illinois

 In keeping with the hotel's crest "Ubi Tempus Quietus," which means "where time rests," they've managed to breathe fresh life into the 4 story, 10 acre property while keeping its heritage and classic touches firmly at heart. Read Now

Husband and Wife Team Restore the Historic Drake Hotel Oak Brook in Illinois

Since the early 1960's, The Drake had stood as an integral part of the Oak Brook community, serving as a hotel and event space for locals, professionals, and prestigious guests from around the world before falling into disrepair. Seeing an opportunity to revive the town's longtime landmark to its former glory, Jim and Tely Nagle decided it was time to intervene. Read Now

European Luxury Takes Center Stage as the Fully Revamped Drake Hotel Oak Brook Makes its Debut

The historic and iconic Drake Hotel Oak Brook is celebrating a return to elegance
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Historic Chicago Hotel Debuts Expansive Facelift

A landmark destination since the 1960s, The Drake Hotel Oak Brook is located just outside of Chicago's bustle. During its illustrious past, the hotel provided lodging for high profile guests including the King of Italy, Prince Charles and film star Rock Hudson Read Now

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