Hilton has opened the first property under its Curio Collection in Chicago.
The 452-room LondonHouse Chicago is housed within the restored London Guarantee Building situated on the corner of Michigan Drive and Wacker Drive.
The 23-floor building dates back to 1923, and has been combined with an adjacent 22-floor glass tower “designed to synchronize seamlessly with the 360 North Michigan Avenues building’s timeless Art Deco architecture”.
Rooms have mini fridges, marble-clad bathrooms, and 55-inch TVs with SoniCast technology which allow guest’s movies, TV shows, music and photos to be streamed via iOS and Android devices, using Google Chromecast.
The hotel features a second floor lobby bar, and the rooftop LH restaurant and bar occupying floors 21-23, with views of Chicago River and serving dishes including Tomahawk steak with roasted potato cream, shiro dashi broth and a selection of salts.
For meetings and events there are two ballrooms with “design details inspired by the heavily beaded couture dresses worn in the 1920s”, as well as ten meeting rooms and breakout spaces, a boardroom, and four private dining rooms on the 22nd floor, including one offering a terrace area for up to 80 guests.
Other facilities include a spa, fitness centre, two floors of upscale retail outlets, and free wifi internet access.
Hilton HHonors members staying at the hotel for a minimum of three nights can currently get a bonus of 5,000 points.
Hilton recently announced that the forthcoming Triptych Miami Design District will become part of the Curio by Hilton Collection when it opens next year.
For more information on Curio by Hilton and other new hotel group “collections”, see our latest Battle of the new hotel brands round-up.