Hotel Orrington plans re-opening for Oct. 29

Paul Thissen

The Hotel Orrington will reveal its new look to the public on Oct. 29, the Friday of Northwestern’s Homecoming Weekend.

Although all the rooms currently are reserved for the weekend, the hotel will begin accepting reservations beginning Oct. 1 for later dates, according to hotel spokeswoman Susan Stoga.

The main reason the hotel is sold out for Homecoming Weekend is because the Northwestern Alumni Association reserved a large block of rooms months ago. The hotel’s Web site is currently accepting reservations for dates after Nov. 15.

The Orrington, formerly known as the Omni Orrington, will open a caf