A new luxury hotel, LondonHouse Chicago, has opened in Chicago's Loop business district, Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday.
Part of Hilton's Curio brand, "distinctive" independent hotels operating within the Hilton network, the 1920s-themed hotel is in the historic London Guarantee Building, which originally opened in 1923.
"Our entire development and operational team has worked hard over the last several years to transform this elegant and historic building into a beautiful luxury lifestyle hotel," said John W. Rutledge, founder, president and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, the property's developer. "We are thrilled to finally be opening our doors to the public."
Fresh from a massive makeover that preserved the building's historic character while also introducing new, modern elements, the original 23-floor tower is complemented by a new 22-story glass tower immediately adjacent to it. Together, the two fused buildings offer 452 guest rooms, a full-service destination spa, two floors of upscale retail, a 24-hour fitness center, a signature restaurant and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms, 10 meeting rooms, a boardroom and four private dining spaces for groups.
The property's most-anticipated space, however, is its tri-level rooftop: The only three-story rooftop in Chicago, it features an indoor bar, an outdoor terrace and a private top-floor dining experience inside the building's original beaux arts cupola.
"Thanks in part to distinct details such as subtle jazz themes and custom artwork incorporated into its design, LondonHouse Chicago is a true reflection of the Windy City's history dating back to the Roaring Twenties," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, Curio-A Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton. "We're honored to welcome this new icon in Chicago hospitality to our growing global collection, where our guests can not only enjoy that uniquely local Chicago experience just steps from the hotel, but throughout the property as well."