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Come Next Year, Chicago Gets a Third Hotel Indigo

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May 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

Chicago can now brag about being one of the few cities around the world to play host to three Hotel Indigos. These bragging rights can't officially start until the hotel opens after the winter thaw in 2014, though.

The Windy City will welcome the new hipster hotel that will take over the former Atlantic Bank Building along Chicago's most famous street, Michigan Avenue. The 101-year old building will be transformed into a 156-room hotel that, in true Hotel Indigo fashion, pays great attention to design while incorporating pieces of local flair. We would be surprised if being across from Millennium Park doesn't play a major role in design; the 'bean' is too cool not to.

This is no normal $30 million renovation since four additional floors will be added to the building creating a new, happening rooftop bar, and a restaurant managed by celebrity chef David Burke. With the bar on the top, the restaurant will take over the former bank vaults in the basement to provide a private dining experience. Just think of those killer views while enjoying a cocktail!

If you are familiar with Chicago and you know this building, you might be worried that the landmark might be ruined during the renovations. Don't worry, the project will maintain the original white enamel terra cotta exterior and still create a modern and sleek interior with all the comforts of home. Phew, that's a relief.

We're excited to see what tricks Indigo has up their sleeve since third time is always a charm.

[Photo: zen/Flickr]

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HotelChatter must think the Palatine Hotel Indigo is still open...but it's now independent and known as Hotel Bollero.

Vernon Hills

We are including the Vernon Hills Hotel Indigo. Chicago-land gets their third property. Sorry for any confusion.