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Janko Hospitality announced that the Forester Hotel, a boutique-inspired Hyatt Place property, is set to open in April 2021. The first hotel to open in the Lake Forest, Illinois community since 1929, the concept is inspired by the city of Lake Forest’s motto “Naturae et Scientiae Amor” which translates to “Love of Science and Nature.”

Science and nature are woven throughout the 156-room, from artwork inspired by natural fractals and meeting rooms named after native plants and flowers, to the front desk being constructed of a solid, single white oak tree trunk.

The hotel will offer several onsite dining options including the chef-driven, full-service restaurant Oaken Bistro + Bar, which will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Led by executive chef Kristen Burman, the modern bar and lounge area will be filled with earth-toned features and foliage-inspired light fixtures.

Photo: Courtesy of the Forester Hotel


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