Viceroy, SLS Both Promising Chicago Hotels by 2017
Jul29

Viceroy, SLS Both Promising Chicago Hotels by 2017

  People who talk big are sometimes told to “put it in writing.”  Well, two hotel chains have done that, and they’re both targeting 2017 to plant their flags in Chicago. Unfortunately, the “writing” isn’t in the form of building permits… yet. In fact, so far it mostly amounts to boosterism. But even boasting in print costs money, so someone has to be clued in before spending thousands of...

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This is Not the Design of the New Loop Hotel Tower
Dec01

This is Not the Design of the New Loop Hotel Tower

Skyscraper enthusiasts had their hopes lifted, then quickly dashed, by an article in Crain’s Chicago Business last week.  It was about Garvey Court (201 North Clark Street), the hoboriffic food court that has the same name as the stinky subterranean stub of a street it borders. According to Crain’s, and Cook County records, there’s a plan afoot to demolish the foodie nightmare and replace it with a hotel....

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