Kimpton’s Gray Hotel Will Focus on Fashion and Fitness


The Grey Hotel LobbyKimpton Hotels & Restaurants is set to open its newest Chicago property, The Gray Hotel, in June, offering a range of fashion focused amenities and fitness programs.

Once completed, the property will be Kimpton’s fifth boutique hotel in Chicago. Situated in the city’s financial district the 293-room, multi-million dollar property was formerly the New York Life Insurance building. The Gray Hotel’s design will focus on elements of local fashion, fitness, and Chicago’s cultural scene.

The Gray Hotel has partnered with local fashion label, The Tie Bar, a Chicago-based tie and accessory purveyor, to include a closet mini bar in each guest room. The Tie Bar Closet Bar will provide guests with accessories, in case they may have forgotten to pack an item or are looking to add something to their wardrobe. Selections will include ties, lapel flower pins and pocket squares.  

In addition to the fashion focus, The Gray Hotel has also joined forces with local Chicago fitness brand Iron & Oar to offer specialized workout classes. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, the high intensity, low impact workout will be available to both hotel guests and locals this summer. The classes will include sculpting exercises and rowing.

The hotel will also offer fitness programs in partnership with Nate Forse of Forse Lifestyle Coaching. This program is based on training the person as a whole, including mind, body, and spirit. Both Iron & Oar and Nate Forse will host weekly classes beginning in mid-July.