So Long, Affinia Chicago. Hello, MileNorth Hotel!
A junior suite at the Affinia-now-MileNorth Hotel.
UPDATE: The hotel is offering Free WiFi! A hotel rep tells us, "There are some kinks in the system so it is still charging but the hotel is refunding the charge and the system should be converted to free Wi-Fi in the next couple days." Some glorious news for free WiFi lovers in Chicago!
The Affinia Hotel Chicago and its Fedora-wearing doormen are no longer.
Lowe Enterprises Investors have just acquired the hotel, which sits just off Michigan Avenue, from the Denihan Hospitality Group and are rebranding the hotel as The MileNorth Hotel. (No space between Mile and North apparently.)
Destination Hotels & Resorts (an affiliate company of LEI) is managing the property which has 213 guestrooms, the C-House groundfloor restaurant and the C-View rooftop bar.
Considering that Affinia did a recent renovation of the property a few years back, there isn't much for Destination Hotels to do to the place except change up the websites.
Indeed, the Affinia Chicago hotel website is now defunct while the MileNorth website is up and running.
We're actually loving the MileNorth logo which is cosmopolitan and cool but the name leaves a lot to be desired. We're kinda over hotels being named for their locations like Hyatt48 Lex in Manhattan. Can't someone come up with a real name once in a while?
Interested in checking out MileNorth? We found room rates for next weekend starting at $231 a night.
And much like Affinia did, the hotel is still charging for WiFi.
Peruse the old Affinia/new MileNorth rooms HERE!