Chicago’s Theater District Gets a New Hotel
Oct30

Chicago’s Theater District Gets a New Hotel

The transformation of the tower above the Oriental Theater in The Loop is finally complete.  The building has been renovated from offices into a new boutique hotel. There were several plans floated for the building in the last few years, as downtown has started bulging with new tourists, residents, and students.  Everything from a condo conversion to student housing was on the table at one time or another.  But Murphy Development...

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Here Comes The Oriental Theater Hotel
Jul11

Here Comes The Oriental Theater Hotel

The upper levels of the Oriental Theater Building at 32 West Randolph Street have been a question mark for some time now.  Some believed they were going to become student housing.  Others put their money on apartments. Two months ago we told you the safe bet was a hotel, and now that’s starting to happen.    From the permit issued mere days ago: Permit issued for renovation/alteration **DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICE** CONVERT...

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Hotel Planned for Oriental Theater Building Has a Name
May02

Hotel Planned for Oriental Theater Building Has a Name

We told you last December that developer John Murphy teamed up with Choice Hotels and Suites to convert the tower portion of the Oriental Theater Building (32 West Randolph Street) into a Cambria Hotel & Suites (though it appears to be news to some).  Now we’re learning a little more about the plan. Back in December we told you the project appeared to be a “go,” with financing already lined up for the conversion....

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You May be Able to Sleep at the Oriental on Occidental Randolph
Dec08

You May be Able to Sleep at the Oriental on Occidental Randolph

Several months after plans were announced to turn the tower portion of the Oriental Theater (32 West Randolph Street) building into apartments, those plans are out the window. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that owner, John Murphy, plans to turn that portion of the building into a hotel, much like the theater/hotel combo a few blocks away at the Cadillac Palace Theater/Hotel Allegro. Unlike previous plans for this building,...

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