Even in Chicago’s urban landscape, home to some of the most notable architectural landmarks in the United States, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago stands out from the crowd. The new 221-room boutique hotel is the city’s first staggered steel truss building. Though one of a kind, The Godfrey’s sleek, Cubist-influenced exterior is in harmony with its River North location, a downtown area known for its contemporary art scene and trendsetting design.
Hotel guests enjoy amenities like an on-site spa and 24-hour fitness center, but the icing on the cake is on the fourth floor. The popular I|O Urban Roofscape features more than 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, along with panoramic views of Chicago’s southern skyline; a retractable roof makes it the perfect place for a cocktail year-round.
In spring of 2015, The Godfrey Hotel plans to open a restaurant on the ground floor, partnering with New York-based LDV Hospitality, which operates upscale venues nationwide, including Scarpetta, American Cut and Barchetta.