The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, located at 127 West Huron Street, has announced new details for the February 2014 opening of the 16-story, 221 guestrooms, upper upscale lifestyle hotel in Chicago’s energetic River North neighborhood. With its cubist-influenced, industrial façade and marble-clad, elliptical hotel lobby, The Godfrey Hotel mirrors the eclectic, chic surroundings of the River North Gallery Art scene.
In addition to being walking distance from a number of top restaurants, shopping destinations, art galleries, The Godfrey Hotel’s fourth floor 10,000 square foot indoor/outdoor lounge and meeting space offers the largest northern lookout point to the entire southern Chicago skyline.
The Godfrey Hotel will make its mark on Chicago’s rich architecture history with its striking, modern structure designed by Chicago-based Valerio Dewalt Train, helmed by architect David Jennerjahn. The hotel’s contemporary interiors, designed by Gettys Design Group Chicago, offer sleek white lobby that creates an uplifting effect with its recessed ceiling, spherical, central lighting fixture, alcove and structural seating, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Located in the lobby and fourth floor lounge area, guests will be able to utilize custom-designed digital touchscreen concierge boards to retrieve up-to-date information on weather, shopping, flights and events around town. This information can be delivered right to the guest’s smartphone to take the digital concierge board on-the-go for explorations around Chicago. The entire property will also offer complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and public spaces.
The 221 accommodations include 182 guest rooms, 12 Executive King rooms, and 27 one-bedroom Godfrey Suites. Additional room features include a 46-inch HD LED television, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes, L'OCCITANE bath products, a large work station, wet bar, and iHome docking station. In addition to RFID key cards for guest safety, each guestroom also utilizes an InnCom system to monitor room temperatures, electricity, and lighting. Guests can also control their televisions via their smart phones and access flight information from the television as well.
There is a full-service restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel adjacent to the lobby, though The Godfrey Hotel will also offer on the fourth floor a 10,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and meeting space at I/O. In addition to having the largest 12-month outdoor lounge and bar space in Chicago, I/O also offers dramatic, south-facing skyline views which are unobstructed due to the unique design of the hotel’s retractable roof. The space will transition as the premier destination for corporate daytime meetings to after-work happy hours to late-night lounging with a menu of takes on classic Chicago favorites. The Godfrey Hotel’s play on the elements is evident at I/O with design features such as the two-level fire pit that serves as a beacon to interested passers-by below. This venue will also allow for flexible indoor/outdoor events ranging from small corporate board meetings to social dinners and weddings of up to 150 guests, or receptions for 400 or more.
There is also a 24-hour fitness center, and spa treatments in either one of the two private treatments rooms at Spa∙Boutique.
To make a reservation or for more information, visit www.godfreyhotelchicago.com.