Viceroy Hotel Group opened Viceroy Chicago, the latest addition to the Viceroy Icon Collection and the brand’s first property in the Midwest. The 180-room modern luxury hotel is located on the site of the former historic Cedar Hotel and features culinary concepts from Chicago’s celebrated Boka Restaurant Group.
Viceroy Chicago is home to the highly anticipated restaurant Somerset, helmed by James Beard Award finalist Lee Wolen of Chicago-based Boka Restaurant Group. The restaurant is located adjacent to the hotel and hosts a large landscaped and tree-lined patio. Wolen’s curated menu features flavor-forward and approachable dishes and highlights the best in seasonal, local ingredients. In addition to making all of the pastries and breads inhouse daily, James Beard nominated pastry chef Meg Galus serves seasonal desserts, specialty sundaes, parfaits and homemade Somerset chocolate bars.
Wolen also oversees the culinary offerings for the hotel’s year-round rooftop lounge Devereaux, as well in-room dining, catering and events. In addition, the hotel has 3,600 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 2,200-square-foot Cedar Ballroom and adjoining outdoor Lakeview Terrace.
“A hub for culture, cuisine and style, Chicago is the ideal location to start Viceroy Hotel Group’s journey into the Midwest,” said Bill Walshe, CEO of Viceroy Hotel Group. “We’re proud to make our Chicago debut in partnership with hotel owner Convexity Properties, with whom we share a passion for creating distinct, memorable experiences, and who are a team with a unique knowledge of this incredible city.”
Added David Nelson, head of real estate at Convexity Properties: “The unveiling of Viceroy Chicago, with its unique programming, design and culinary experiences, is an exciting moment for Convexity Properties, Viceroy Hotel Group, Boka Restaurant Group and this amazing city we call home. We are grateful for the collaborative effort of the City of Chicago officials, local aldermen, and neighborhood groups that helped bring this project to life.”