by Michael J. Shapiro | May 24, 2017
The Cambria Chicago Loop-Theatre District opened for business today in the Windy City, marking the debut of the new upscale Cambria brand. The 201-room hotel occupies the upper 19 floors of the 22-story landmark building that is home to the historic Oriental Theatre.
"The Oriental Theatre is one of the city's most iconic landmarks," noted Michael George, founder, president and CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts, which manages the new property. "We are honored to be able to preserve its cultural significance while also contributing to the city's booming hotel scene."
The landmark building was constructed in 1926 by the famed Chicago architects Rapp and Rapp, originally serving as a theater and a Masonic Temple. The exterior of the building has been preserved as a tribute to its historic significance.
The hotel offers two high-end suites, one of which has an 18-foot-high cathedral window that is part of the building's original design. All guest rooms are oversized, with smart TVs, Bluetooth capabilities and complimentary WiFi. Other amenities include a fitness center and a game room with pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball and TVs. The hotel has 2,600 square feet of flexible function space as well, which can be divided into four meeting rooms.
The on-site restaurant, Social Circle, offers a modern spin on classic comfort food. It serves breakfast and lunch, and offers to-go sandwiches and salads throughout the day.
The hotel is within walking distance to many sites, among them the John Hancock Center, Skydeck Chicago and the Chicago Riverwalk.