CHICAGO—Ace Hotel Chicago is slated to open today. Located in the city’s West Loop neighborhood, known for its cultural, food, art and design scene, the 159-room hotel offers event and public spaces along with a signature restaurant and rooftop bar.
“It feels so good to be in Chicago—to pay tribute to the city’s great thinkers and makers and celebrate its design history, its culinary expertise and its ongoing cultural renaissance,” said Kelly Sawdon, partner and chief brand officer, Ace Hotel/Atelier Ace. “We hope to be able to provide a gathering space for visitors, locals and other people who stop in on their way to explore the city.”
Sterling Bay Companies developed the project while GREC Architects serves as the architect. The Chicago-based architecture firm designed the building incorporating the spirit of the New Bauhaus in Chicago while preserving the existing Fulton Market landmark cheese factory facade on the south side of the building. GREC Architects also worked with Ace on the conversion of Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.
Guestrooms are complemented by a piece of art on Ace Hotel Chicago letterhead stationary by a student of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a project curated by SAIC painting professor Dan Devening.
For drinks, Waydown is a rooftop lounge area located on the seventh floor with views of the downtown skyline and a menu of cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. For dining, there is the hotel’s signature restaurant, City Mouse.
Ace Hotel Chicago is the newest member of the Ace family joining Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, London, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Portland, OR, and Palm Springs, CA.