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Godfrey Hotel to Intro F&B Concept

Thursday October 3rd, 2013 - 8:53AM


The Godfrey Hotel will debut an outdoor F&B concept when the property opens in February.

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.