Downtown Chicago’s hotel inventory got a little deeper last week as the 287-key Conrad Chicago hotel made its official debut. Located at 101 E. Erie inside the former DraftFCB office, Conrad Chicago is just steps from the Magnificent Mile and right in the center of all the action. Countless restaurants, stores, and downtown attractions virtually surround the new Conrad Chicago, but its design and overall concept should also be appealing to frequent business travelers visiting the Windy City as well.
Conrad Chicago’s interior design is from highly-acclaimed Pierre-Yves Rochon, a Paris-based design firm that has handled major hospitality projects all over the world. In addition to its nearly 300 rooms, Conrad Chicago also includes 10,000 square feet of conference rooms and event spaces, while three separate restaurants, including the whiskey bar Baptiste & Bottle, will also be situated within the building.
Laurence Geller, a veteran hotelier, closed a deal to develop the Conrad Chicago back in late 2014, and along with a wide-range of already existing hotels in Streeterville, it joins a list of new or under construction hotels in the area that include the Loews, the Virgin Hotel, and of course the fabulous new hotel that will be housed inside Jeanne Gang’s Vista Tower.