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Ab Fab: Soho House Still Planning a Chicago Location

January 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM | by | ()

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We knew Chicago was having a bit of a hotel renaissance these days as evidenced by our 2011 Best Hotel Scene award and now we've got word that it will get even more exciting with the addition of Soho House.

A reader pointed out the careers page of the Soho House website which detailed some "What's Next" plans:

We are very excited to announce that we have a few new ventures just around the corner. In June 2012 we will be opening a site in Mumbai, followed by a site in Istanbul in June 2013.* We also have plans to take Soho House to Chicago in the not too distant future!

Soho House Chicago. Love it. We just hope it's a private club with hotel rooms attached because that means we can not only expect a delicious restaurant a la Cecconi's and a swish bar but also individualized guest rooms with carefully selected furnishings and art and loads of Cowshed toiletries. But given that this is Chicago, we'll forgive Soho House if they want to do without the rooftop pool.

As for where the Soho House Chicago will be located, we're aren't quite sure. We found a report from 2008 that said the old Three Arts Club building at 1300 N. Dearborn would be developed into the Soho House. Those plans included a 48-room hotel and even a rooftop pool.

But that was nearly four years ago, so perhaps Soho House is scouting for a new location. Got any good house gossip? Do let us know.

*We'll get to these openings in detail next week!

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