Historic Chicago building nicely restored.
Posted Nov 18, 2016
This hotel is housed in one of the first Chicago "skyscrapers" and is a beautiful example of what became known as the Chicago school of architecture. Built in the 19th century, it was one of the first buildings to use steel framing that allowed for building higher than 6 to 8 stories. Originally built as an office building, it was converted into a hotel in the 1990s. During conversion they were able to preserve most of the beautiful original indoor and outdoor architectural features such as the glazed terracotta exterior, wrought iron stairways, terrazzo hallway floors, marble hallway walls, large picture windows in the bedroom etc. My room on the 10th floor had a beautiful view down State Street which was particularly pretty at night when it was all lit up. I was able to see into the practice rooms of the Joffrey Ballet one block away so I was able to lie in my bed watch dancers practice their leaps and twirls. The rooms were comfortable and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again next time I come to Chicago.