Chicago's Cool Cubist-Influenced Hotel, The Godfrey, Will Open in February
October 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM
While we had hoped that the new boutique hotel, The Godfrey, would open in Chicago's River North nabe this year, it looks like we won't have to wait much longer in 2014. The Godfrey plans to open the doors to its crazysexycool cubist-influenced building on February 1st. (Fun fact: it's adjacent to Hotel Felix on West Huron Street.)
The hotel will have 221 guestrooms spread out over 16 floors with 27 of those rooms as one-bedroom Godfrey Suites. All rooms, designed by Gettys Design Group Chicago, will feature " calming tones and textiles juxtaposition with impactful uses of color and contemporary built-in furnishings." In other words, the rooms look rather modern but thankfully not scary futuristic or uncomfortable.
Amenities include a 46-inch HD LED television, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes, L'OCCITANE bath products, a large work station, wet bar, iHome docking station and RFID key cards. Guests will be able to control the TV via their smartphone and access flight info from the TV too.
Oh and there will be complimentary WiFi in all guestrooms and public spaces. YES.
But the action is going to be on the hotel's fourth floor where an indoor/outdoor lounge, called I|O, awaits. The 10,000-sq.ft. space will be the largest outdoor lounge in the city with south-facing skyline views, a two-level fire pit and most importantly, a bar, which plans on serving "classic Chicago favorites."
Guests can also hit up the 24-hour fitness center downstairs or make an appointment at the Spa∙Boutique for a massage or facial.
Like we said, the hotel won't open until February 1. But you can make a reservation here. Rooms start at just $159 a night. And if you're really anxious to see the hotel, you can follow the building process on the blog Building The Godfrey Hotel.
[Photos: The Godfrey]