Ten Cool Facts About The New Virgin Hotel Chicago
Feb02

Ten Cool Facts About The New Virgin Hotel Chicago

Sir Richard Branson—in addition to being an adventurer, bon vivant, and tycoon—does a pretty decent job as a host. His Virgin Hotel Group launched its first property last month in Chicago in the former Dearborn Bank Building at 203 N. Wabash Street. It’s unlike most any other hotels you’ll see. Virgin Hotel Chicago boasts functional and whimsical architectural elements. The design team at the Rockwell Group made every decision for the...

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West Town Dealt a West Coast Ace
Feb02

West Town Dealt a West Coast Ace

It’s been about four months since Crain’s Chicago Business reported that Ace Hotels, based in Portland, is going to expand the dream of the 90’s to Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood.  Now the miniature hotel chain has filed paperwork with the city to plant its flag at 311 North Morgan Street. The building is currently an old warehouse between West Fulton Market and the Metra railroad tracks, across the...

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List+Pix: Wright Buildings Could Become Official World Treasures
Feb02

List+Pix: Wright Buildings Could Become Official World Treasures

One of Chicago’s favorite architects is in line for pretty much the biggest honor that can be bestowed on any member of any civilization: validation from UNESCO. The architect is Frank Lloyd Wright, and ten of his iconic buildings have been nominated for recognition by the United Nations body. To put it in Hollywood terms, when the aliens come to destroy the planet, we’ll gladly sacrifice little Timmy to save Fallingwater....

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