$20 Million Renovation of Chicago’s Hotel 71 Complete

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    Hotel 71, located along the picturesque Chicago River, proudly marked the completion of a top-to-bottom upgrade that integrates high-end design and luxury amenities. The renovation of the boutique luxury hotel extends to the lobby, guestrooms, fitness centre and meeting spaces, resulting in a refined and sleek destination fit for both business and leisure travellers.The $20 million renovation includes the following:

    Public Areas
    Guests entering the chic new lobby will be awed by the modern lines and use of different textiles and textures that complement the warm lighting found throughout and create a new, welcoming entrance. A new business centre located on the first floor directly behind the lobby is fully equipped will all the bells and whistles for guests in need of personalized work stations with access to the internet. For travellers looking to maintain their workout routine while out of town, a renovated, state-of-the-art fitness centre on the 7th floor of the property features top-tier cardio equipment, circuit and free weights in a space overlooking the Chicago River.

    Guestrooms & Suites
    49 new premier guestrooms, including 10 junior suites, feature separate living and parlour rooms, spacious soaking bathtubs and rainforest showers. Fitness suites that feature either treadmills or elliptical machines are perfect for guests looking to enjoy their work-out in the privacy of their own room. The hotel renovation includes abundant technical upgrades to both existing and new guestrooms. The addition of high-speed wireless internet, 37″ flat screen televisions and iPod docking stations are just a few of the new amenities that will appeal to guests.

    Food & Beverage
    Hoyt’s, the sleek dining destination located on the first level of the property, is the hotel’s new signature restaurant. This American tavern features re-imagined Midwestern comfort food and an extensive cocktail program in a chic environment. Additionally, Hoyt’s features a 1,200-square-foot private event space overlooking the Chicago River, ideal for cocktail parties and formal sit-down dinners. The renovation also included updates to Hotel 71’s famed 39th floor penthouse ballroom, which now features fresh, contemporary new carpet and draperies, adding to a more modern feel.

    Daniel Fountain / 18.11.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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