Urban Glamour at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

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.


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