CHICAGO MARRIOTT LINCOLNSHIRE RESORT HOSTS CHARITY AUCTION ON DECEMBER 18 TO BID FAREWELL TO KING’S WHARF RESTAURANT; Beloved Chicago North Shore Restaurant Closes After 40 Years with Special Auction, to Make Way for New Lakefront Restaurant Concepts

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Beloved Chicago North Shore Restaurant Closes After 40 Years with Special Auction, to Make Way for New Lakefront Restaurant Concepts


LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Nov. 29, 2016) – Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, managed by The Bricton Group, recently announced the details of a $25 million renovation that will renew nearly every aspect of the resort – including the closing of the longtime favorite, King’s Wharf restaurant. On Saturday, December 17, the restaurant will serve its last meals to make way for new, dynamic lakefront dining concepts, to be announced at a later date. Before bidding adieu, Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort will honor the restaurant’s local legacy by hosting a public auction of the venue’s nautical décor. This is an opportunity for King’s Wharf regulars, local residences and nautical enthusiasts to take home a piece of King’s Wharf memories. The auction will be held on Sunday, December 18, starting at 2:00 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

 “For more than 40 years, King’s Wharf has served Chicago’s North Shore the finest cuts of Midwest-sourced meat and seasonal seafood,” said Eric Bates, general manager of the Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. “Our hearts are filled with fond memories as we say goodbye to one of the area’s most beloved restaurant destinations. However, we are excited to renovate and introduce two new lakefront dining concepts to the area.”

 On Sunday, December 18, Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort will host a public auction of King’s Wharf unique, nautical décor, so it can live-on in Chicago-area residences and businesses. Lead by local personality, David Haas, the silent auction will feature a wide range of artifacts, including:

·       Oars, Oil Lamps and Brass Lamps

·       Wooden Ship Wheels and Buoys

·       Stained Glass Windows and Glass Port Hole

·       Painted Pictures and Wooden Signs

·       Barrels and Lobster Crates

·       Rope Ladders and an Anchor

 Hosted in King’s Wharf, the silent auction starts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, with bidding closing at 4:00 p.m. All auction items will be sold as-is, with opening bids starting at $10. Items must be picked-up the same day, however, larger items that require additional vehicles to transport, may be picked up on Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, December 20.

 “It’s been an honor getting to know so many Wharf guests and learning of their multi-decade memories,” said Pierre Daval, Executive Chef of Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. “King’s Wharf holds a culinary legacy in the community that won’t soon be forgotten. We look forward to creating new memories with guests through our two new exciting lakefront dining concepts, which will be constructed in the same space.”

 Local diners and visitors are encouraged to make reservations at King’s Wharf from now through December 17. In addition, those planning to attend the auction are encouraged to RSVP via or by calling 847.634.0100 ext: 5924.

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About the Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort,

Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort is a welcoming resort in Chicago’s North Shore area for business retreats, family vacations, and romantic weekends. Just a short drive from downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, the hotel features 389 guest rooms and suites as well as four distinct restaurants and lounges. In addition to its’ 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the resort is also home to the highly acclaimed Marriott Theatre, which has been performing some of the region’s best live musical theatre for over 40 years. Guests seeking recreation options have access to the resort’s PGA golf course Crane’s Landing, tennis center, and two pools. In addition, the Des Plaines River Trail runs alongside the resort, extending 37 miles to Wisconsin, making it an ideal setting for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort is currently undergoing a $25 million renovation, updating almost every aspect of the resort including, guest rooms, lobby, restaurants and technology, as well as adding a modern spa. The entire renovation is expected to be complete by fall 2017.

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