I Hotel & Conference Center

Located at 1900 South First Street – Across from Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The I Hotel and Conference Center is a joint development of Fox/Atkins Development, LLC, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Its location on the southwest campus makes it the choice in town when conducting business in the park, attending Illini basketball and football games, or when you just need a satisfying meal, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


The I Hotel and Conference Center, a five-story boutique hotel built to AAA Four Diamond quality standards, features 125 smoke-free rooms blending luxury, privacy, and comfort for that much-needed relaxation and re-charge at the end of a long day. No matter which accommodation you choose – double queen, single king or a luxury suite – know that you will be treated in a manner which will keep you coming back time after time.

Named to the Expedia® 2014 Insiders’ Select™ top-ranked hotels available worldwide, ranked on nearly two million verified guest reviews worldwide, the I Hotel and Conference Center was one of only 650 of the world’s 290,000 properties bookable on Expedia that was honored.

Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar

Adjoining to the I Hotel and Conference Center is Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar a 220 seat, full service, casual dining restaurant. Houlihan’s is accessible both through the I Hotel and Conference Center and through its own dedicated entrance on the west exterior of the building. With its every-meal-made-from-scratch menu, from classic American cuisine to organic, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, you will be able to find something delicious for every member of your party.

Houlihan’s offers breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the public dining room, on the outdoor patio, and a semi-private alcove for groups of up to ten.

Conference Center

Next to the I Hotel is the 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art Illinois Conference Center with seating capabilities of up to 700 guests. The Conference Center is available for university-sponsored events as well as to the public for business conferences and seminars, career fairs, symposium, weddings receptions, and other business and social gatherings.  In addition to many university-sponsored gatherings, recent events held at the center include the Crisis Nursery Annual Dinner and Auction, The American Heart Association Heart Ball, and the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show.