The Hotel Kaskaskia is an iconic Colonial Revival style brick building prominently situated in downtown LaSalle, Illinois. Designed by Chicago architects Marshall & Fox, whose portfolio includes Chicago icons such as the Drake Hotel and the Blackstone Hotel, the 1915 building is an excellent example of an elegant resort hotel with a grand scale and detailed ornamentation. Heavy gilding, decorative plaster, and an extensive use of marble convey beauty and hospitality hand-in hand.
Studio GWA is working with CL Real Estate for the renovation of this building by providing historic tax credit consulting and architectural services. The project includes the complete renovation of the 109,000 square Hotel Kaskaskia as a 100-room boutique hotel with fine dining, an upscale bar, and a spa. The former garage and Kaskaskia Apartment building will be transformed into an event space and conference center that can accommodate up to 340 guests.
Construction is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
The Hotel Kaskaskia is a significant contribution to the revitalization of downtown LaSalle, a thriving community located just 90 miles west of Chicago.