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The Drake Oak Brook Autograph Collection | Oak Brook, Illinois

Distinct Recognition

A lovingly renovated historic icon on ten tranquil acres of land just a short drive from Chicago, this property embodies the iconic name of the Drake by offering a rich blend of grand hotel experiences.
The Drake Oak Brook Autograph Collection, Oak Brook
Front View of The Drake Oak Brook Autograph Collection


In 2015, First Hospitality began managing the property, reopening it as an 84-room independent hotel, followed by a 2019 partnership to develop and convert the property into a 153-guest room Autograph Collection hotel.
+9 Points
to Brand Average on Guest Satisfaction in Food & Beverage
+9 Points
to Brand Average in Intent to Recommend
+10 Points
to Brand Average in Guest Satisfaction in Staff Service
Stars on Google Reviews


We partnered with ownership in 2019 to achieve an elevated product presentation to match the level of renovation and branding we were already implementing. This included a leadership transition to Autograph level of service and executions (Rooms, F&B, Engineering, Sales & Marketing), executing brand, market and culture training, and adding event activations (exotic car shows, art shows, cigar dinners) to elevate local community profile.

Awards & Recognition

  • #47 Best Hotel in the World - Condé Nast Traveler 2022 Reader's Choice Awards
  • Top Hotel in Chicago & Illinois - U.S. News & World Report
  • Diners Choice Award Winner - Open Table
  • Illinois' Leading Hotel - World Travel Awards