Kimpton’s Latest, The Gray, Opens in Chicago’s Financial District
Sep06

Kimpton’s Latest, The Gray, Opens in Chicago’s Financial District

Kimpton’s latest boutique hotel in downtown Chicago is now open. The Gray debuted in the former New York Life Building which was known as 39 South LaSalle Street, but now is using the address 122 West Monroe Street. This is Kimpton’s fifth hotel in downtown Chicago. Its other hits include stalwarts The Burnham, Hotel Monaco, and Hotel Allegro; along with newcomer Hotel Palomar north of the river. The Grey is the latest...

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Status Update: San Francisco Company Reviving New York Building in Downtown Chicago
Mar03

Status Update: San Francisco Company Reviving New York Building in Downtown Chicago

The conversion of the former New York Life Insurance Building in The Loop continues apace. It is just the latest in a series of projects converting office buildings into hotels downtown. So many, in fact, that this project and the Hyatt Centric conversion stand back-to-back, and can be confused for one great big hotel conversion project if you’re not careful. Our Daniel Schell was careful when he rang the bell at 39 South...

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