This project will provide developers and investors with an opportunity to develop a needed amenity to Heritage Harbor and Starved Rock Country while enjoying an appropriate return on investment.
Inspired by other iconic luxury waterfront resorts, the Heritage Harbor Inn will be the “front desk” and “base camp” for the overall resort experience. It will be located on a prime waterfront site with one of the best views available. The Inn should boast an exterior appearance designed to integrate with the stunning architectural influences already expressed within the resort and present an iconic theme.
Modeled after iconic waterfront inns found throughout the United States, the waterfront Heritage Harbor Inn will feature rooms and suites with an unparalleled view of central Illinois’ premier marina. One can envision a large, natural stone fireplace and leather seating featured in the main gathering area of the Inn lobby, which will serve as the place where adventures are planned and act as the backdrop for sharing stories at the end of an exciting day. Overlooking the marina at Heritage Harbor, guests can enjoy year-round social gatherings, special events and unforgettable sunsets. The developers envision a “destination” project where people will be attracted to the resort experience so they can enjoy all that Starved Rock Country has to offer.
A hotel, spa, conference center, and destination restaurant featuring regional craft brewed beers and wines along with locally sourced food will be the perfect place to host out-of-town business clientele and conferences, and otherwise augment economic development throughout the area. Heritage Harbor Inn will become the “go to” venue when attracting businesses, entrepreneurs and investors to this area. This venue will be renowned for food, drink, overnight stays, important meetings, conferences, and fun.
The banquet space can be divided into smaller spaces that will allow the space to host multiple events simultaneously. The space should also include an outdoor veranda with views overlooking the harbor. The banquet space will accommodate special events, local and regional business meetings, and vibrant social club participation.
In addition to the indoor banquet space, Heritage Harbor Inn will also be able to host outdoor events, both tented and open air. Weddings, festivals, charity functions, and unique dining experiences will also be attracted to this unforgettable venue. Additional food and beverage opportunities will be added over time as the development continues to mature.
The Heritage Harbor Inn will be ideal for providing an exceptional experience with amenities designed to fully utilize the marina resort environment. Created in the mold of a new breed of hospitality asset that offers select-service efficiencies while offering luxury amenities with full service ceremony, the Inn will present guests with a chance to enjoy:
The Ottawa area has long been a location considered to be a desirable getaway for the millions of residents in Chicagoland (downtown is only 90 minutes northeast) and all residents of the upper Midwest. Despite widespread awareness of the area (Starved Rock State Park has been voted the #1 attraction in the state of Illinois), there are few lodging options, which are limited to select-service branded hotels, campsites, and aging resorts. Based on the demographics of visitors to the area and a prime location within an upscale, master planned resort, the time is right to develop an upscale boutique hotel. Currently, visitors to Starved Rock Country are not offered an upscale hotel product. Surrounded by a bustling planned resort community and being operated by a professional management company presents Heritage Harbor Inn a viable pathway to success. For more demographics