NEW YORK—Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation, has officially opened the new Loews Chicago Hotel.
“Returning to Chicago with a branded hotel has been a goal of ours for some time now,” said Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman, Loews Hotels & Resorts. “It is especially exciting for us to be able to expand our footprint by adding such a spectacular property at a time when Chicago is thriving.”
Located in the heart of Streeterville, the wholly owned Loews Chicago Hotel sits just one block north of the Chicago River and two blocks east of North Michigan Ave. The property features 400 guestrooms, including 25 suites; a signature lobby bar named ETA; a celebrity chef-driven Argentine restaurant, Rural Society, by Iron Chef Jose Garces; more than 29,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; a luxury spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool; and the largest outdoor rooftop terrace in the city, Streeterville Social, according to the company.
The hotel was designed by Chicago-based Simeone Deary Design Group and Solomon Cordwell Buenz architects.
The addition of the Loews Chicago Hotel further expands Loews Hotels’ footprint in the Midwest. During 2014, Loews Hotels added hotels at Chicago O’Hare and in Minneapolis. The company continues to seek to grow its brand in gateway cities and resort destinations and just last month announced the intent to purchase the 158-room Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hotel.