Viceroy to open in September in Chicago
Chicago – 1 June 2017 –
Viceroy Hotel Group will introduce the latest addition to The Viceroy Icon Collection, Viceroy Chicago, in September 2017, marking the brand’s first property in the Midwest. Found in the heart of the vibrant Gold Coast neighborhood, the 180-room hotel is located on the site of the former historic Cedar Hotel and will feature culinary concepts from Chicago’s celebrated Boka Restaurant Group.
Positioned at the intersection of Cedar Street and State Street, Viceroy Chicago will rise 18-stories and is steps away from top Chicago attractions including Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile along with some of Chicago’s favorite high-end shopping and boutiques on Oak Street. The hotel’s guestrooms, as well as its rooftop pool and cocktail lounge, will feature sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the city’s iconic skyline.
Viceroy Chicago’s design is inspired by the Flâneur, a French literary figure known for its free spirit and eye for exploration. Principal designer Todd Lenahan used this spirited character as a guide to create surprise and delight moments throughout the hotel, offering guests the opportunity for discovery. The hotel’s public spaces will feature bold art fixtures, including a 30-foot teal poem wall towering over the lobby living room and inscribed with quotes from French poet Marcel Proust. Just beyond the living room, large bronze reception desks will welcome guests, positioned in front of a large painting depicting a Venetian carnival recital by South American cubist artist, Badi.
The hotel will also host 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 2,200 square foot Cedar Ballroom and adjoining outdoor Terrace.