NEW HOTELS & VENUES

Discover the latest openings and exciting plans that have the city buzzing.

FEBRUARY 2014 -THE GODFREY HOTEL CHICAGO

Located adjacent to the Hotel Felix in Chicago's River North neighborhood, this 6-story upscale boutique features stunning architecture and a stylish overall interior.

  • 221 guest rooms
  • 2 high-tech meeting spaces
  • 12,000 square feet indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and lounge available for events

AUGUST 2014 - SOHO HOUSE CHICAGO

The West Loop's Fulton Market district welcomed this exclusive members-only club and 35-room hotel this spring, in addition to the property's three new restaurants: London-based Pizza East (the first in the U.S.), plus a burger joint and a chicken concept - both with a British twist.

JANUARY 2015 - VIRGIN HOTEL CHICAGO

Located one block off Michigan Ave., the historic art deco Dearborn Bank Building features 250 rooms with a vibe that follows the hip, fresh brand created by Sir Richard Branson. Two restaurants,meeting and event spaces, rooftop bar and lounge, and the Virgin Clubhouse are just a few of the amenities available to guests.

MARCH 2015 - LOEWS HOTEL

Located on the north bank of the Chicago River, the Loews Chicago Hotel is an impressive 52-story glass tower that houses 400 sophisticated guest rooms. Accommodations boast floor-to-ceiling windows, streamlined décor and a soothing color scheme. Loews offers two ballrooms with pre-function areas, 11 meeting rooms, a gorgeous 9,000-square-foot terrace and three dedicated meeting planner offices.

APRIL 2015 - HYATT CENTRIC THE LOOP CHICAGO

Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is one of the first hotels from Hyatt Centric, a new full service lifestyle brand designed for business and leisure travelers. Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is located at the northwest corner of Monroe Street and Clark Street and offers 257 rooms and 2,513 square feet of meeting space. Wireless Internet is complimentary throughout the property, and multiple dining options are available to guests, including Cochon Volant, a French bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

JUNE 2015 - CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL

Commune Hotels & Resorts announced the groundbreaking restoration of the historic Chicago Athletic Association building and conversion into a 241-room luxury lifestyle hotel. The property features 17,000 square feet of event space, "elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites," interactive game room, curated retail space and a rooftop bar with views of Millennium Park.

2015 - HAMPTON INN CHICAGO DOWNTOWN/N LOOP, MICHIGAN AVE

This 15-story Art Deco tower, designed by Holabird and Root and built in 1928, was renovated into a new 143 guest room Hampton Inn flagship hotel. Inside, a grand 3-story lobby is a showcase for the 29-foot wide mural mapping the US roadways, while the prime location is near both North Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile and the central Loop.

2015 - HILTON GARDEN INN CHICAGO/NORTH LOOP

Though located on a slender site between two landmarks (Chicago Motor Club and the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist), this 191-room select service hotel has a prominent profile off the Chicago River. At 27 stories high, the tower features two design philosphies: on Wacker Drive the façade will complement the Motor Club with contemporary language and materials, while the riverside façade is an interpretation of sunlight reflecting on the surface of water. 

2015 - HYATT PLACE CHICAGO/DOWNTOWN-THE LOOP

Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop is an adaptive reuse of a former 22-story office building, offering 257 guestrooms, including 38 suites. The hotel also features a three-meal restaurant and bar, rooftop bar and lounge, coffee and sundries outlet, and a fitness center.

2015 - NOBU RESTAURANT AND HOTEL, 846-854 W. RANDOLPH

The Nobu Restaurant and Hotel brand, co-founded by Robert De Niro, plans a location at the 12,000-square-foot space at 846-854 W. Randolph St.

2016 - LONDONHOUSE

Hilton Worldwide announced in March 2015 the addition of LondonHouse to Curio - A Collection by Hilton, which will be located in Chicago's historic London Guarantee Building and new 22-story Modernist glass tower. LondonHouse will include approximately 25,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space comprised of two ballrooms and multiple meeting rooms, as well as what developer and manager Oxford Capital Group, LLC, believes to be Chicago's only tri-level hotel rooftop.   

2016 - HOTEL INDIGO CHICAGO - MILLENNIUM PARK

U.K.-based InterContinental Hotel Groups announced a new 156-room hotel located on Michigan Avenue just north of Millennium Park. An estimated $20 million renovation will include adding additional floors, a rooftop bar, state-of-the-art accommodation space and 8,000 square-foot, multilevel restaurant. 

2016 - KIMPTON NEW YORK LIFE BUILDING, 39 S. LASALLE

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group purchased the landmark New York Life Insurance building in the heart of the financial district and will convert it into a 281 room hotel, requiring a $106 million renovation.

FEBRUARY 2017 - 10,000-SEAT EVENT CENTER

The new 10,000-seat event center is part of the McCormick Place Entertainment District, a redevelopment plan to elevate the convention and trade show business. The event center serves as a general session hall for conventions and trade shows, a venue for concerts and special events, and as home court for DePaul University men's and women's basketball.

MAY 2017 - MARRIOTT MARQUIS CHICAGO

McCormick Place's newest addition is a 40-story, 1,200-room headquarters hotel that will be operated as a Marriott Marquis. The hotel will provide facilities and amenities required to serve as headquarters for groups at McCormick Place.

  • 350-seat restaurant
  • Grand and Junior Ballrooms
  • Sky bridge connecting hotel to the West building

2017 - VICEROY HOTEL

Trader and developer Don Wilson has teamed with Viceroy Hotel Group to open a 180-room hotel in the heart of the Gold Coast. The project in the 18-story building on the Cedar Hotel site would include a rooftop pool and terrace. The hotel is slated to open in 2017.