May 01, 2023
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Looking for an incredibly unique venue to host smaller meetings with easily accessible activities and attractions, look no further than the intimate and timeless La Banque Hotel in the heart of Homewood’s downtown business district. This former bank was converted to a hotel in 2013 and is now known for its luxurious accommodations including an on-sight restaurant and just a flop-shot away from fantastic golfing options.

The boutique hotel has kept many of the original touches striking the ideal balance between classic elegance and stylish sophistication. Their indulgent amenities include La Voute Bistro and Bar, the property’s French-inspired bistro that invigorates palates with farm-fresh ingredients. The bank’s original safety deposit boxes are used as the bars backdrop, plus groups can reserve The Vault, a private room nestled within the restaurant’s elegant dining room for an immersive sense of place and a touch of history.

La Banque’s private conference room accommodates 30 people with flexible table and seating arrangements. Equipped with the latest audio/visual equipment, the property can assist with arranging the perfect board meeting or corporate retreat setting for your group.

Each of the 18 luxury guest rooms have pillowtop mattresses, fine linens, robes and large workstations. But that’s not all, they also include refrigerators, safes, individual climate control and Keurig coffee makers with specialty coffees and teas; does it get any better than that?

If you’re looking to play golf during your stay, you’ll receive complimentary shuttle service and discounted green fees at nearby Ravisloe Country Club, a highly-rated course open to the public for golf and events. It is the only golf course in Illinois designed by famed golf architect Donald Ross and recently became the world’s first golf course to be recognized as an arboretum. And if you’re connected, the private Olympia Fields Country Club (which will be hosting the PGA TOUR’s 2023 BWM Championship) is only 4 miles away from the hotel.

Unlike the hotels in downtown Chicago, La Banque offers free parking and is easily accessible to  Interstates 80, 57 and I-294. Only 20 miles from Midway Airport and 40 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the hotel is also one block from both the Amtrak and Metra Electric Line if you do want to venture downtown.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau would love to help plan your La Banque event and offers a wide variety of complimentary event services. From pre-event services, including brochure distribution, event listings and supplies, itinerary planning and marketing assistance to on-site services such as name badges, registration assistance, executive gift baskets and promotional signs are available.

Contact our meetings expert Mary Patchin, for VIP Treatment at 888-895-3211 or Mary has over 20 years of experience and would love to help customize your next regional meeting or event, provide resources, assist in securing facilities and coordinate site inspections. You can also visit for additional information or learn more from Mary by clicking HERE. And don’t forget to ask about our current meeting incentives! When you’re ready to begin planning, we’re here to help!

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