The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, located at 127 West Huron Street, released new details for the February 2014 opening of the 16-story, 221 guestroom hotel in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. With its cubist-influenced, industrial façade and marble-clad, elliptical hotel lobby, The Godfrey Hotel mirrors the surroundings of the River North Gallery Art scene.
The Godfrey Hotel eyes to make its mark on Chicago’s architecture history with its modern structure designed by Chicago-based Valerio Dewalt Train, helmed by architect David Jennerjahn. The hotel’s interiors, designed by Gettys Design Group Chicago, include the white lobby complete with its recessed ceiling, spherical, central lighting fixture, alcove and structural seating and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Located in the lobby and fourth floor lounge area, guests will be able to utilize custom-designed digital touchscreen concierge boards to retrieve information on weather, shopping, flights, and events around town. This information can be delivered to the guest’s smartphone. The entire property will also offer complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and public spaces.
The 221 accommodations include 182 guestrooms, 12 executive king rooms and 27 one-bedroom Godfrey Suites – all with a stylized design with calming tones and textiles juxtaposition, and contemporary built-in furnishings. Additional amenities include a 46-inch HD LED television, Wi-Fi connectivity, L'Occitane bath products, a work station, wet bar and iHome docking station. In addition to RFID key cards for guest safety, each guestroom also utilizes an InnCom system to monitor room temperatures, electricity and lighting. Guests can also control their televisions via their smart phones and access flight information from the television as well.
There is a restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel adjacent to the lobby, though The Godfrey Hotel will also offer on the fourth floor a 10,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and meeting space at I/O. In addition to having the 12-month outdoor lounge and bar space in Chicago, I/O also offers south-facing skyline views which are unobstructed due to the design of the hotel’s retractable roof. The space will transition as a destination for corporate daytime meetings to after-work happy hours to late-night lounging. I/O’s other design features include the two-level fire pit. This venue will also allow for flexible indoor/outdoor events ranging from small corporate board meetings to social dinners and weddings of up to 150 guests, or receptions for 400 or more.
There is also a 24-hour fitness center, and spa treatments in either one of the two private treatments rooms at Spa∙Boutique.
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago is the first hotel project partnership with Oxford 127 Huron Hotel Venture Property Company, an Oxford Capital Group-led venture, and Cube Capital, a $1.3 billion global alternatives investment manager.