Recent News

25Nov2019
TENANT: iHotel
Groundbreaking Illinois Conference Center Expansion

Representatives from campus and community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Illinois Conference Center expansion on Monday, Nov. 25. 

The Conference Center expansion will add 32,500 square feet to the facility, nearly doubling its size. The $13 million project will include a 12,500 square foot exhibit hall and add roughly 140 parking spaces. The expansion will provide the campus and community with a dynamic event space that can hold more than 600 attendees at one time. 

22Aug2019
TENANT: iHotel

The University of Illinois has announced plans on expanding the convention center at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The decision was made recently by the UI Research Park board.

03Dec2012
TENANT: iHotel

The iHotel installed a green roof this fall, becoming the latest campus building to join the green trend. "The green roof will help reduce energy consumption and provide "a very nice aesthetic" for hotel guests with views out their upper-story windows, as opposed to a plain black roof," The News-Gazette reported.