Arlo Hotels to Debut in Chicago on April 11

Real estate investors and developers Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global have partnered to launch Arlo Chicago, opening on April 11. The 218-room property marks the debut of Arlo Hotels in the Midwest and Chicago and is the sixth hotel overall. Located on North Michigan Avenue just steps from Chicago’s Millennium Park, Arlo Chicago places guests within close proximity of popular attractions, including Navy Pier, the iconic Chicago Riverwalk, Monroe Harbor, Grant Park music festivals and more.

Located in a historic tower that once served as Chicago’s landmark Atlantic Bank Building, Arlo Chicago pays homage to its heritage, which dates back to 1912. Originally designed by famed Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall, the structure underwent over $75 million in renovations in 2018 to create a contrast between old and new. Hirsch Associates LLC led the building restoration, which, in addition to updating the terra-cotta façade, added five stories via a sleek glass curtain wall that provides floor-to-ceiling windows.  

Continuing the glass and terra-cotta aesthetic, a two-story entryway welcomes guests into the lobby and About Last Knife restaurant. In the lobby, guests will find concrete, wood, plaster and steel elements glowing under contemporary light fixtures and marble settings. These design elements flow into the adjacent bar, separated by a cozy bookshelf nook with dark, modern furnishings. (An additional western entrance allows easy pickup and drop-off on Garland Court.)

Arlo Chicago
(Arlo Chicago)

In the Millennium King rooms on the top five floors, guests have views of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and Anish Kapoor's “Cloud Gate,” thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.  Good to know: Arlo will offer its signature amenities, which include fortune cookies in every room upon arrival; Post-It sharing board, which allows guests to leave messages and well wishes during their travels; and stamped postcards to send to their friends and family back home. And as with every one of its hotels, Arlo will host community-driven events to heighten the guest’s stay experience. 

Arlo Chicago’s on-site restaurant, About Last Knife, merges steakhouse with gastropub to offer an inventive approach to American cuisine. Light woods and a neutral color palette complement the table settings, lounge space and the 106-year-old exposed brick wall that has a mural of Benjamin Marshall

Arlo Hotels currently has locations in New York and Miami. Arlo’s other properties include Arlo Midtown, Arlo SoHo and Arlo NoMad in New York City; Nautilus by Arlo in Miami Beach; and the recently opened Arlo Wynwood, the first ever hotel in Wynwood, Miami. Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global are also co-owners of The Godfrey Hotel Chicago and Le Méridien Essex Chicago.


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