Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort to Host “Timeless” – A New Year’s Eve Celebration with the Legendary Rat Pack

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Tickets on sale for throwback gala featuring the hit Las Vegas-based show, “The Rat Pack is Back"

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We’re bringing timeless traditions and elegance back to Chicago this New Year’s Eve.

Timeless traditions will be celebrated this New Year’s Eve when the hit Las Vegas-based show, “The Rat Pack is Back,” is performed live at the Oak Brook Hills Resort. The Strip’s most legendary performers will lead a jazzed-up audience of up to 600 into 2017 with an unforgettable tribute party under the majestic chandeliers of the Grand Ballroom. The first-year event pays homage to the era of elegance and the kings of cool. Advance pricing is now available for packages that include: admission for two, open bar and food stations, live entertainment and dancing, reserved cabaret tables, VIP Lounge access, overnight hotel room accommodations, and New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch.

“We’re bringing timeless traditions and elegance back to Chicago this New Year’s Eve,” said Oak Brook Hills Resort general manager Steven Ellingsen. “Just close your eyes and you’ll be transported back to the historic Sands Hotel, when Frank and the boys dazzled.”

The gala will open and close with a 15-piece Rat Pack Orchestra knocking out Big Band favorites from the 40s/50s/60s. Revelers are encouraged to dress the timeless part and dance the night away. The highlight of the evening is "The Rat Pack is Back,” an 80-minute authentic Vegas stage show. Comprised of a hand-selected group of the best Rat Pack impersonators in the world, the performance premise involves the heavens sending Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin back to Earth for one last gig. The result is the same high-spirited singing and comedic interludes that filled the room when these icons performed at the Sands Las Vegas during the ’60s.

Adding to the Timeless backdrop is Oak Brook Hills’ new multi-million-dollar design, which emphasizes mid-century luxury. The 13,000-plus square foot Grand Ballroom will be dressed to the nines in a stylish black and gold festive theme, with all the complimentary New Year’s accoutrements – party hats, noise makers, midnight balloon drop and Champagne toast, etc. Along with an open premium bar, food stations will envelop the room, serving unlimited selections of executive chef Sean Curry’s Modern Farm Cuisine, including meat carvings, seafood, fresh pasta and more.

VIP guests will receive access to the exclusive VIP Lounge and reserved VIP seating at the cabaret tables surrounding the dance floor and stage area. After the Timeless party wraps, guests will take a short (and safe) elevator ride home to a contemporary guestroom or suite. The next morning, chef Curry returns with an extravagant New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch set in and around the resort’s new critically-acclaimed farm to table restaurant, B. Chef Curry’s spin on globally-artistic food prepared with local, fresh and seasonal products will be underscored by detox-laden brunch dishes so that everyone leaves reinvigorated.

WHAT: Timeless

WHERE: The Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. http://www.oakbrookhillsresort.com.

WHEN: Saturday, December 31st: 8:30 pm to 1:00 am

  • Rat Pack Orchestra from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • “The Rat Pack is Back” stage show from 10:30 pm to midnight
  • Rat Back Orchestra from midnight to 1:00 am


  • General Package - $495. Includes: admission for two and overnight accommodations in a deluxe guestroom (with upgrades to suites available), live entertainment and dancing, food action stations, 4-hour premium bar, midnight Champaign toast, party favors, and Hangover Brunch for two on Sunday, January 1st
  • VIP Package - $595. Includes: all of the above plus access to a 5-hour premium bar in the exclusive VIP Lounge and reserved VIP seating at cabaret tables around the dance floor/stage.


  • To book this limited time advance offer, visit http://www.oakbrookhillsresort.com and click on the New Year’s Eve tab, or call 630.850.5539, and use group code VIP16.

About the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center:
The Midwest’s premier lifestyles and conference hotel is nestled away in the upscale suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois – just 30 minutes west of Chicago. The newly renovated Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center (3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523) has been a preferred luxury destination for weekend getaways, golf trips, family vacations, weddings and business events for close to 30 years. With over 42,500 square feet of meetings and event space, the hotel is an ideal venue for business meetings, conferences, retreats, banquets or social functions. The 386 rooms 39 suites are complemented by extensive and flexible event space including a tented outdoor pavilion, exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the 18-hole Championship Willow Crest Golf Club, and numerous dining options – including the acclaimed hyperlocal farm-to-table signature restaurant, B. The property has achieved IACC Green Star Gold Tier status, and is managed by Westmont-based Portfolio Hotels & Resorts. Visit http://www.oakbrookhillsresort.com for reservations or more information, or call the hotel direct at 630.850.5555.

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