Soho House Chicago tops Chicago Magazine’s list of the best new Chicago hotels of 2014. Editor Nina Kokotas Hahn notes it’s among the city’s most unique boutique hotels, citing its trendy Fulton Market location and its luxe amenities, including a rooftop deck with skyline views, boxing ring in the 15,000 SF gymnasium, and new street-art series. The six-story hotel features interiors with a mix of hard surfaces — original tiles, concrete ceilings– and soft furnishings –velvet furniture, natural fibers.
Chicago Magazine also named the Chicago Athletic Association among the most anticipated hotel openings of 2015. The adaptive reuse of the former gentleman’s-only club will reveal a modern hotel with a ballroom, a rooftop addition with a greenhouse overlooking Millennium Park, and several bars and restaurants, including an 80-seat Shake Shack.