Pere Marquette Hotel

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Pere Marquette Hotel
Pere Marquette Hotel.JPG
2006, from the east, prior to restoration
Pere Marquette Hotel is located in Peoria County
Pere Marquette Hotel
Location Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 40°41′38″N 89°35′32″W / 40.69389°N 89.59222°W / 40.69389; -89.59222Coordinates: 40°41′38″N 89°35′32″W / 40.69389°N 89.59222°W / 40.69389; -89.59222
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1926[2]
Architect Horace Trumbauer; Herbert Hewitt of Hewitt and Emerson[2]
Governing body Pere Marquette Hotel Associates LP (private)
NRHP Reference # 82002594[1]
Added to NRHP August 12, 1982

The Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette is a 14-story hotel in downtown Peoria, Illinois, United States. It was built in 1926 for $2.5 million (now $33 million after inflation), and features 288 guest rooms.[3] The hotel is named for Father Jacques Marquette, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located directly across the street from the Madison Theatre building and a half block from Peoria City Hall, both on the National Register also.

Renovations took place in 1954 and in 1961. The hotel had further renovations in 1972 when the Père Marquette joined the Hilton Hotel chain,[2] as the Peoria Hilton and a renovation and restoration in 1981.[3] The hotel later left the Hilton chain and reverted to its original name.

The Peoria City Council approved the final agreement with developer Gary Matthews to close the hotel for an extensive renovation and expansion into a full-service, upscale Marriott hotel. The Hotel was closed December 2, 2011 to begin these renovations and reopened in June 2013. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pere Marquette Hotel," (PDF), National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, HAARGIS Database. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Hotel Père Marquette's Rich History". Hotel Pere Marquette. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  4. ^ http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/piamc-peoria-marriott-p%C3%A8re-marquette

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