Damn, Thompson Chicago Looks Good
Back in December, the old Sutton Place Hotel in Chicago shut down in order to get Thompsonized by Thompson Hotels. We admit, we were a little worried about when that hotel would open back up. But today our fears have been laid to rest. The Thompson Chicago will show off its seriously foine rooms on October 1.
We found rooms then starting at $263 a night for a 21-day advance purchase rate. Or you spring for a more flexible rate of $329. There's also an AAA rate of $312.55 which should save you some dollars. That rate takes care of a 320-sq.ft. king superior room with a city view, REN spa amenities, 24-hour room service, a fully stocked minibar with Dean & Deluca snacks and what appears to be a velour banquette in your room. Different but totally cool. We're also loving that bed too. And that artwork has us intrigued.
Other room types at the hotel include the King Suites with corner views of Lake Michigan as well as loft-style Thompson Suites and a Penthouse Suite. Detes are scant on those rooms as are photos but the hotel does have a "No Party Policy" in place for those looking to book the suite for a wild time.
Lastly, Thompson Chicago will feature at Nico restaurant from One Off Hospitality that will be "an authentically Italian, seafood-driven concept" helmed by Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the 2013 James Beard Outstanding Chef Award. Nico will also take care of the in-room dining options. But it won't be open until December so you will have to feast elsewhere until then. Fortunately this is Chicago. We doubt you'll go hungry.
[Photo: Thompson Hotels]