by Michael J. Shapiro | March 29, 2019
The Hoxton, Chicago  -- the English brand's third property in North America -- will open for business next week in the city's Fulton Market District. The new-build hotel occupies a renovated meatpacking building in the bustling neighborhood; offerings will include 182 guest rooms and three restaurants and bars.
Notably, the property will also debut the new Hoxton coworking brand later this year, in the form of a dedicated work space occupying two floors of the building. Travelers and small businesses will be able to rent desk space or meeting rooms here, with memberships available.
There will be a wellness studio on-site as well, in addition to a store on the ground level and, opening this summer, a rooftop pool.
Guest rooms come in three categories -- Snug, Roomy and Cosy -- and have an industrial style, with concrete ceilings and warehouse-style windows. The restaurants, which are run by Chicago's Boka Restaurant Group, include the Peruvian-inspired Cabra Cevicheria on the rooftop, helmed by Stephanie Izard; the all-day Mediterranean eatery Cira, and a dimly lit cocktail bar dubbed Lazy Bird.
The hotel's meeting and event space is known as The Apartment, a Hoxton brand standard. It will be on the mezzanine level, with five residential-style rooms set around a communal pantry kitchen.
The new Chicago property is participating in the Hox Friends local-information sharing program, which already is in place at Hoxton hotels in Paris; Portland, Ore.; and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In Chicago, 182 city residents have been tapped to recommend books that will be on the shelves in guest rooms. The locals will be profiled in social media channels and will serve as insider guides to help guests discover the city's neighborhoods.