Chicago's Amalfi hotel will be reborn this coming February as the Kinzie Hotel in the city's River North neighborhood.
And while the hotel will be new, we hear it will pay homage to Chicago's history: The design project, led by Gettys Design Group Chicago, was inspired by the city’s first settler and renowned explorer, John Kinzie. Vintage images of 19th century Chicago maps and compasses are displayed throughout guestroom wall coverings.
The Kinzie Hotel will have three concierge-style guest check-in desks in its lobby as well as sofa niches along each wall, making the space a bit more user-friendly. Nice touch: Both the lobby and common areas feature artwork commissioned by local artists, including a gallery component, displaying interpretations of Chicago’s urban landscape.
The hotel will also have three renovated meeting spaces. The Sauganash Room and the Dearborn Room, both 26’6” x 16’ and 424 square-feet, are fixed boardrooms. The largest room is Wolf Point, 26’6” x 32’6”, 848 square feet.
Kinzie Hotel has 210 renovated standard guestrooms and five suites. (Cool design detail: A navigational map representing Chicago in the early 1800s is blended throughout the wall covering above the bed, and guestroom lighting is outfitted with sconces resembling city lamp posts).
The Double Cross Lounge on the sixth floor has a black-and-white map of modern Chicago with marked places of interest will help guests explore the city to its fullest.
The hotel is located at 20 West Kinzie Street. Visit www.kinziehotel.com for more information.