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Ivy Boutique Hotel Will Open in Chicago, Come Hell or Nato Summit

Where: 233 E. Ontario [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60611
May 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM | by | ()

We’ve been excited for the opening of the luxe-meets-green Ivy Boutique Hotel in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood since February, when we first shared word on the new boutique digs. Originally set to open in April, the Chicago hotel still hasn’t opened and now with the NATO tornado in full effect (think blocked streets, closed museums, boarded-up storefronts), Ivy is instead hoping and praying for a late May opening.

“The city is being really wacky about occupancy,” said James Cazares, manager of Ivy Boutique. “Because of NATO they are behind.” Still, the hotel is preparing as if it will open any day now, wrapping up construction this week and preparing for final inspections next week. Ask us and we say count your lucky stars, Ivy—you’ve managed to steer clear the NATO chaos.

When (and if) Ivy does open later this month, all 63 modern-styled rooms -- each with in-mirror LED TVs, platform beds and white headboards, Keurig coffee machines, and green touches galore -- will be ready to roll. The lobby with its changing glow light and full-service, reservations-only restaurant plus the hotel’s 15th floor banquet rooms will also be fully functional. The only expected hold ups are the 16th floor rooftop terrace (coming in June) and the complimentary Lexus Hybrid drop-off service (indefinitely delayed due to zoning issues).

If you’re game to gamble on Ivy’s opening date, you can score nearly $100 off with preconstruction rates starting at $225. Upon the golden opening, room rates will rise to start at $325.

Photos: Ivy Boutique Hotel Chicago

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