The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (127 West Huron Street) announced today 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, and more, 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.
"Due to The Godfrey Hotel’s prime location on LaSalle Street, we want to evoke a sense of intrigue with our guests from the instant that they see the building," says Director of Sales and Marketing Adam Schomaker. "We carefully considered each detail within the hotel to set this tone of exploration that will evoke wonder and delight with our hotel guests," he adds.
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. Architect David Jennerjahn explains, "We conceived of the hotel's design as a taut wrapping of cubist forms that shift inward and outward to reveal the building's expressive structural frame. Both daring and honest–a real Chicago building."
Guests get their first glimpse of the hotel’s contemporary interiors, designed by Gettys Design Group Chicago, with the 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 4th floor lounge area, guests will be able to utilize custom-designed digital touchscreen concierge boards to retrieve up-to-date information weather, shopping, flights, events around town, and more. 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 WiFi in all guestrooms and public spaces.
Discover Sleep in Style at The Godfrey Hotel
The 221 total luxurious accommodations include 182 spacious Guest Rooms, 12 Executive King rooms, and 27 One-Bedroom Godfrey Suites–all with a stylized design that features calming tones and textiles juxtaposition with impactful uses of color and contemporary built-in furnishings. 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, iHome docking station, and more. 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.
Discover the Hottest Year-Round, All-Season Rooftop at I|O
In addition to a full-service restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel adjacent to the lobby, The Godfrey Hotel will 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 passerbys 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.
I|O Indoor Lounge Space
Discover Customizable Spa Services at Spa∙Boutique
In addition to a 24-hour Fitness Center, guests can enjoy spa treatments in either one of the two private treatments rooms at Spa∙Boutique or enjoy massage and facial services from licensed professionals from the comfort of their room or suite. Services will include: 30 to 120-minute massages for individuals or couples, Pure Results and Skin Fitness facials, and more.
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago is the first hotel project partnership with Oxford 127 Huron Hotel Venture Property Company, LLC, an Oxford Capital Group, LLC-led venture, and Cube Capital, a $1.3 billion global alternatives investment manager. The Godfrey Hotel will open in February 2014. The Godfrey Hotel is currently taking reservations starting February 1, 2014 at a rate of $159, non-inclusive of tax and gratuity with subject to change closer to opening. To make a reservation, please visit www.godfreyhotelchicago.com
. For up-to-date news about the project, follow the hotel’s blog at buildingthegodfreyhotel.com or Facebook and Twitter.
About Oxford Capital Group, LLC
Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a diversified national real estate investment and development firm, focused on complicated, large scale acquisitions, redevelopments, and operational turnarounds, with an emphasis on hotels, resorts, conference centers, senior housing and other operationally intensive forms of real estate. Oxford's geographic focus includes high barrier-to-entry markets around the country, including Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Charleston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other select markets. Oxford and its affiliates have been involved in approximately $2.5 billion of real estate and private equity transactions, including approximately 12,000 hotel rooms. For information, visit www.oxford-capital.com
About Cube Capital
Cube Capital is an independent alternative investment management firm that employs 52 people and manages approximately $1.3 billion. The company has offices in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow and Kiev. Its activities are spread across three main platforms: multi-manager hedge funds, single-strategy hedge funds and real estate private equity. Cube Capital has invested over $400 million of capital in property assets across the United States, Asia and Europe.