Ace’s first property built from the ground-up, the Ace Hotel Chicago will share plenty of features with its sister properties — yet have an identity all its own. The 159-room seven-story hotel will offer a more modern, contemporary interior design than most Ace outposts, as well as a rooftop bar and terrace, the first Stumptown cafe in the Midwest, a full-service restaurant, and plenty of spaces for cultural events. The hotel will open its doors on Sept. 1, and the company is donating 10 percent of revenue from its bookings made in the next month to local groups that support young creatives. – via UNCRATE
Here’s what we learned: Ace Hotel Chicago will have 159 rooms designated as small, medium, double, or large; small rooms will be around 275 square feet and medium rooms just slightly larger at 290 square feet. Nine of the rooms will be suites ranging from 650 to 800 square feet.
In terms of food and beverage options, expect a large lobby bar, the first Stumptown Coffee Roasters café in the Midwest, and a ground-floor restaurant that will service several event spaces as well as guest rooms. Following suit with the brand’s other properties, Ace plans to partner with a yet unnamed regional chef to bring a local focus to its Chicago restaurant.
There will also be a seventh-floor rooftop bar and terrace open year-round with both indoor and outdoor spaces. The sixth floor will have meeting rooms. Count them among seven, multi-floor event spaces—more than you’ll find at any other Ace property—that will be open to everyone. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer a space where people can gather, have a bite, and spark new ideas and conversations,” says Ace Hotel Group partner and chief brand officer Kelly Sawdon. Musician clinics, art and technology festivals, film screenings, and community assemblies—these are the kinds of collaborative programming found at other Ace hotels that you’ll likely find at the Chicago property.