Godfrey Hotel to Intro F&B Concept
Thursday October 3rd, 2013 - 8:53AM PDKGC
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CHICAGO—The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, slated to open here in February, will debut a food and beverage concept, I|O, a 10,000-sq.-ft. urban roofscape facility that will offer skyline views from its fourth floor location at the hotel.
“While other retractable rooftops require support beams that can obstruct views, I|O’s unique design retracts from the top and corner supports, allowing guests to witness Chicago’s extraordinary panorama,” stated Matthew McCahill, food and beverage director at The Godfrey Hotel.
I|O will offer two full-service bars and lounge seating at the roofscape’s two-level fire pit. In addition, I|O will feature a water wall, open-air seating and stingray-inspired cabana canopies. A customizable LED video wall, free WiFi, a green room for talent, and sound and lighting system will accommodate DJs, live music performances and private events.
I|O’s menu will feature preparations of Chicago’s favorite foods while the beverage program will introduce a new spin on chef-inspired cocktails.
I|O also will serve as a destination in the River North district for private events, offering more than 1,500 sq. ft. of space, plus interior VIP room.
The 16-story Godfrey Hotel Chicago will offer 221 guestrooms when it opens.
Tags: Godfrey Hotel • rooftop • food and beverage • Chicago • Hospitality • Architecure & Interiors • Guest Facing • Construction/Renovation • F+B • Openings •
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