Thompson Hotels Now Managing Sutton Place in Chicago
February 6, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Perhaps we spent too much time obsessing over The Belgraves in London, that we didn't realize that Thompson Hotels added another hotel to their growing collection--The Sutton Place Hotel in Chicago.
According to Thompson's website, the lifestyle boutique hotel brand is simply managing the Sutton Place hotel, very much like how their managership of the Hotel Victor in Miami Beach began. Except four months on, it looks like now Hotel Victor has become fully assimilated into the Thompson fold. The only thing left to do is officially change the hotel name to Thompson Ocean Drive.
As for what will happen to Sutton Place (formerly Hotel 21) and its 246 rooms near Michigan Avenue, we're working on getting some details but if Hotel Victor is any indication, this could become Thompson Chicago. UPDATE: According to a Thompson rep, Thompson co-owner, Stephen Brandman says "the owners are reviewing the many possibilities available at the Sutton to decide the best road for the hotel."
Of course, we can't forget, there already is a Thompson Chicago of a sort--the Hotel Sax which Thompson took over in 2008. But even if Sutton Place doesn't change its name, we do hope they get to change up their room decor.