Three Chicago Hotels Will Debut Big Renovations Tomorrow
March 1 is shaping up to be a big day on the Chicago hotel scene. That's the day not one, not two, but three historic hotels will unveil major renovations. But it's not exactly a coincidence.
The California-based Broughton Hotels owns all of the European-style hotels that got the makeovers. The Majestic Hotel in Lakeview, The Willows Hotel in Lincoln Park, and Lakeview's City Suites Chicago were all originally built in the 1920s, and all are relatively wee-sized. City Suites, the smallest has 45 rooms while The Willows is the largest with 55 rooms, and the Majestic Hotel has 52 rooms.
AF Canta, a Cali-based design firm, cooked up the concept for the renovation, which saw similar updates at each property. Each hotel has new lobby furnishings, lighting, window treatments, linens, carpeting, and artwork. The guest rooms have also been modernized with iHome docks, and all of the hotels have fiber optic internet.
It seems that execs wanted to keep a bit of each property's vintage vibe intact, though—don't expect to see iPad concierges at these properties anytime soon. "We are thrilled to introduce a stunning renovation that retains the charm travelers have embraced at Broughton Hotels," said C.E.O. Larry Broughton in a press release. "We look forward to welcoming guests to 'live like a local," and experience a stay in the unique neighborhood settings offered at these three special Chicago properties."
Rates for the hotels are also pretty welcoming, starting this weekend at $89 for City Suites and The Majestic and $101 for The Willows.
[Photo: The Willows]