Four firms combine for historic LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

Oxford Capital Group's management affiliate Oxford Hotels & Resorts and Curio - A Collection by Hilton opened LondonHouse Chicago at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. Originally opened as the London Guarantee Building in 1923, LondonHouse Chicago pays tribute to its past while incorporating modern elements. LondonHouse Chicago is part of Hilton Worldwide's Curio brand.

Inspired by the London Guarantee & Accident Building, the nearly 100-year old structure in which the hotel is located, LondonHouse Chicago pays homage to the era when the 23-floor tower was originally built. Oxford worked with architecture firm Goettsch Partners to develop a new 22-story modernist glass tower designed to synchronize with the 360 North Michigan Avenues building's Art Deco architecture. Simeone Deary Design Group was the hotel's interior design firm. Some materials and furniture were secured by The Gettys Group procurement division. London House also has a custom art collection and prints curated by Indiewalls.

The guestrooms have 55-inch HDTVs using SoniCast, a media streaming program powered by Google Chromecast; Bluetooth-friendly Tivoli clock radios; mini-refrigerators; and Frette LondonHouse robes. Other amenities include task desks and marble-clad bathrooms with Malin + Goetz products.

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The Presidential Suite has a living area, private dining space, double-sided fireplace, separate butler's kitchen and views of the Chicago River and skyline.

For dining, the property has Bridges Lobby Bar and LH, Chicago's first tri-level rooftop venue located on floors 21 to 23. LH Cupola is an exclusive event space on the 23rd floor, available only for private reservations. Meanwhile, Bridges Lobby Bar on the second floor has views of the Chicago River and its bridges, as well as areas outfitted with jewel-toned furniture and an antique mirror behind the bar to reflect the river.

For events, LondonHouse Chicago has 25,000 square feet of function venues, including the Juliette and Whistler ballrooms that have high ceilings, a column free open layout and design details inspired by the heavily beaded couture dresses worn in the 1920s. The hotel also has a total of 10 meeting spaces and breakout rooms, as well as one boardroom.

Located on the 22nd floor, atop the hotel, are four private dining spaces, including Etoile, which boasts a patio that can accommodate 80 for an outdoor reception.  Each private dining room has river views.

LondonHouse Chicago is located at 85 East Wacker Drive at North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago

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