More Residential Development Coming to the Heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast
Jul02

More Residential Development Coming to the Heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast

The ever-changing face of Chicago’s Viagra Triangle district is changing once again. Once known for seedy strip clubs, then more respectable clubs, then trendy night clubs and restaurants, it is slowly becoming a place where people want to stay for more than a few hours. Earlier this year, the Viceroy Hotel opened its doors inside the skin of what was the old Hotel Cedar.  A couple of years earlier, the old Sutton Place Hotel...

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In Case You Missed It: The Viceroy Is Open
Mar21

In Case You Missed It: The Viceroy Is Open

It’s been seven months since we told you about the opening of The Viceroy Chicago (1112 North State Street).  That’s the new name for the recently remodeled Hotel Cedar on the shoulder of Viagra Triangle in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Back in September we noted that opening weekend was quite busy.  Things must still be hopping over there because it’s only now that architecture firm Goettsch Partners has...

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Viceroy Hotel Opens Its Doors in Chicago’s Gold Coast
Sep05

Viceroy Hotel Opens Its Doors in Chicago’s Gold Coast

The Hotel Cedar is dead, long live the Viceroy. Word on the street is that opening weekend was busy at the Viceroy Hotel (1112 North State Street), the location of the former Hotel Cedar. For years developers tried to turn the run-down brick pile into a chic new place for well-heeled tourists and locals to lay their heads, but faced opposition from NIMBY groups, and also neighbors with legitimate concerns about traffic and parking. A...

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Viceroy Hotels Closing In On a Gold Coast Opening Date
Jun01

Viceroy Hotels Closing In On a Gold Coast Opening Date

Viceroy Hotels has announced that it will open its new Chicago flag this coming September, dodging the summer tourist season, but still getting up and running in time for the big Christmas shopping season. Chicago’s Viceroy will be the chain’s first hotel in the region.  It replaces the old Hotel Cedar at 1112 North State Street on Viagra Triangle with a new 18-story glass tower designed by Goettsch Partners in The Loop....

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As Chicago’s Viceroy Hotel Climbs, Some Have to Take the Stairs
Jul18

As Chicago’s Viceroy Hotel Climbs, Some Have to Take the Stairs

The hub of Gold Coast activity known as Viagra Triangle is abuzz these days not just with the rumble of exotic sports cars and 19-bar espresso machines, but with construction crews putting together the neighborhood’s newest skyscrapers. Among them is the one rising at 1118 North State Street, the property formerly known as the Hotel Cedar and sometimes known as the Cedar Hotel.  Well, that confusion is behind us since the new...

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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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