AC Opens in Chicago


The AC Hotel Chicago Downtown recently opened its doors to guests in the heart of Chicago’s thriving River North district – celebrated by an unveiling ceremony and grand opening event on June 22.

The AC Hotel Chicago Downtown is AC Hotel’s first property in Illinois and fifth in the United States. The eight-storey hotel offers 226 guest rooms, balconies with views of the city, a fifth floor terrace and indoor pool, along with a fitness centre. Additional amenities include secure on-site parking, 3,000-square-feet of meeting space and complimentary WiFi.

AC Hotel is part of a new breed of lifestyle hotels targeting millennial and business travellers worldwide. Inspired by the fashion houses of Milan and blending European style with minimalist design, AC Hotels create a “comfortable atmosphere for guests and an unfussy alternative to the one-size-fits-all hotel.”

Based on a belief that purposeful design improves lives, each guest room carefully curates the items that guests need and edit what they don’t. The result, say officials, is “elegant yet unpretentious style, innovative beverage and food programming and locally inspired experiences to guests and locals.”