download (8)One of Oak Brook’s hottest hotels, Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, 2100 Spring Road, has just added yet another exciting dining option for guests and locals alike, with the opening of the spacious patio for the hotel’s first floor coffee and cocktail bar, Longitude 87. In addition to its popular tapas restaurant, El Tapeo, Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center’s L87 will offer guests the perfect al fresco dining option with savory breakfast and lunch options, and a drink menu featuring classic cocktails with a twist and local craft beer. The outdoor patio is located right outside the hotel’s stunning lobby, Le Méridien Hub™, which features a one-of-a-kind mural by Chicago artist Justus Roe, high impact art and Mid Century design inspired by Mies Van Der Rohe.

Guests can vie for flavorful breakfast dishes including Vanilla Bourbon Belgian Waffles, a mélange of citrus whipped mascarpone cheese and ripe berries, orRatatouille Quiche, featuring petite field greens and preserved lemon vinaigrette. Guests who are on the go can stop in for Le Méridien’s signature peanut butter éclair, which pairs perfectly with a refreshing Eye Opener, featuring a rich mix of apple, kale and ginger. Lunch options include European-inspired dishes with local Midwestern ingredients, including the Butter Brioche Croque Monsieur or a crisp Baby Kale Caesar Salad, served with shaved grana padano, tomato and crispy garlic baguette.

Located just steps away from one of the nation’s largest outdoor shopping malls, Oakbrook Center, L87 offers guests the perfect opportunity to unwind from a long day with one of the uniquely crafted cocktails, such as a Grapefruit Fizz, a blend of grapefruit-infused gin, fresh lemon juice, egg whites, simple syrup and soda, or a classic Chicago craft beer, including Flywheel Lager or Daisy Cutter. L87’s master baristas serve Illy espresso beverages throughout the day to accompany the L87’s versatile menu.

Regular hours for L87 are 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.lemeridienoakbrook.com/longitude or call 630-368-9900.

About Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center

Located in Greater Chicago directly adjacent to Oakbrook Center and steps from sophisticated shops and upscale dining, Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center is a destination of choice for visitors to the western Chicago suburbs. From floor plan to room key, Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center brings a new lens on Oak Brook through the work of local Chicago artists and abstract installations representing notable Chicago symbols. Mies Van der Rohe inspired furnishings greet arriving guests, along with a grand, one-of-a-kind mural depicting the architecture of the city by famed muralist Justus Roe. Floor by floor, guests rise to uncover moments that are uniquely Chicago, including images taken from Chicago’s signature “L” train, stunning photographs portraying Chicagoland locals caught in the rain, and custom graphic patterns throughout, created by Starwood’s award-winning design team, abstract designs of local contextual nuances, including original Daniel Burnham city plans for Chicago and maps of the public spaces of the Windy City. Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center offers 3,500 square feet of event space and 172 artfully designed guestrooms and suites including two luxurious Spa Suites, unparalleled in the Western Suburbs. The ninth floor features spectacular panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows, a 3,000 square foot Grand Salon Ballroom, Executive Club Lounge, and the area’s hottest new restaurant, El Tapeo, offering authentic Spanish cuisine, infused with bold and authentic flavors. Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center offers all the benefits of the Starwood Preferred Guest Loyalty program. For more information visit www.lemeridienoakbrook.com.