Viceroy Hotel Group has announced that the Viceroy Chicago is now accepting reservations starting this October, marking the brand’s first property in the Midwest.
Part of The Viceroy Iron Collection, the 180-room hotel is located on the site of the former historic Cedar Hotel and will incorporate culinary concepts from Chicago's Boka Restaurant Group.
Positioned at the intersection of Cedar Street and State Street, Viceroy Chicago will rise 18 stories and is near Chicago attractions including Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile, along with high-end shopping and boutiques on Oak Street. The hotel's guestrooms, as well as its rooftop pool and cocktail lounge, will offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the city's skyline.
Viceroy Hotel Group is working in collaboration with Chicago-based Convexity Properties along with hospitality design firm TAL Studio and architect Goettsch Partners. In homage to its history, Viceroy Chicago will showcase the Cedar Hotel's original brick and terracotta façade, first designed by architects Rissman and Hirschfield. The hotel's public spaces will incorporate art fixtures, including a 30-foot teal poem wall towering over the lobby living room and inscribed with quotes from French poet Marcel Proust. Just beyond the living room, large bronze reception desks will welcome guests, positioned in front of a large painting depicting a Venetian carnival recital by South American cubist artist, Badi.
The hues of this painting will be seen throughout the hotel, appearing individually in the guestrooms and hallways to represent an artist's palette before colors are incorporated into a larger painting. The guestrooms will each have a headboard-wall that is a digital reproduction of an original work produced by London artist Tim Modus. The display is inspired by the architectural elements and sculptural forms of the mid-century, and will serve as a nod to Chicago's storied architectural history, Viceroy said. Guestrooms will also host enlarged bathrooms and closets, and a selection of suites will offer terraces with views of the cityscape and Lake Michigan.
Viceroy Chicago will also be home to the restaurant Somerset, helmed by James Beard Award finalist Lee Wolen of Chicago-based Boka Restaurant Group. The restaurant will be located on the ground floor of the hotel and will have a large landscaped and tree-lined patio. Chef Wolen will also oversee the culinary offerings for the hotel's rooftop, as well in-room dining, catering and events.
The hotel will also have 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 2,200 square foot Cedar Ballroom and adjoining outdoor Terrace.
Viceroy Chicago guest amenities and services will include Natura Bissé and ROIL bath and salon products, private bars with local and artisanal offerings, unique wellness programming, complimentary Wi-Fi access, 24-hour access to the fitness center featuring Technogym equipment and a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the Gold Coast neighborhood.