New Affordable Boutique Hotel Concept Launches in Chicago’s West Loop/Illinois Medical District

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Hotel Chicago-Illinois Medical District, a Joint Venture by Chicago Auto Icon Joe Perillo and Hotelier Helmut Horn, Targeting Individuals Looking to 'Save and Play'

Hotel Chicago-Illinois Medical District Now Open

Less money to stay means more money to play.

Hotel Chicago presents the West Loop/Illinois Medical District with a new lodging option destined to shake up Chicago’s boutique hotel market. Now open, the 117-room independent marks the entry into the hotel business by financier Joe Perillo, owner of Perillo Auto Group – a name synonymous with quality in Chicago for four decades. Joining Mr. Perillo to manage and operate the property is Helmut Horn, President of Portfolio Hotels & Resorts and a pioneer in the boutique hotel industry. Located at 1622 W. Jackson, the renovated historic building is conveniently situated in between the Illinois Medical District and red hot Randolph Street dining corridor. Void of heavy competition in the vicinity, Hotel Chicago provides a needed overnight option for hospital visitors, students, or savvy travelers looking for a “launch pad” to enjoy a night on the town.    

“When we began this project over three years ago, our intention was to create a cross-generational home away from home for families with loved ones nearby at the hospital,” said Mr. Perillo, who’s luxury dealerships include lines like Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Rolls Royce, Maserati and BMW. “Since then, the growth of the West Loop has caused us to slightly adjust our strategy. We ended up fashioning a European boutique hotel, with all the amenities of an extended stay mini apartment, in order to appeal to savvy travelers.”

“Hotel Chicago brings the West Loop/Illinois Medical District a comfortable, wallet-friendly yet stylish experience designed for today’s discerning guest,” added Mr. Horn, whose company manages franchised and independent hotels around the country. “Whether you’re going to a concert at the United Center or dinner on West Randolph, we give you a central location to begin or end your evening. And the best part is, less money to stay means more money to play!”

Hotel Chicago aims to be a big contributor in reviving a sense of “community” in the area, which used to be considered a sleepy part of town. As opposed to other choices downtown, guests receive genuine hospitality while being able to venture into a neighborhood rather than a business district. In addition to being walking distance from Restaurant Row on Randolph or the Illinois Medical District, Hotel Chicago is also a mere ~$4 Uber ride to Greek Town, Little Italy on Taylor, or Union Park, home of the world-renowned annual Pitchfork Music Festival in July. To top it off, the Blue Line stop is within a block, offering convenient CTA rides to either O’Hare or Midway airports, and throughout the City.

A unique and simplistic design mixed with comfort, convenience and value are the pillars in which Hotel Chicago stands upon. The property features a multitude of rooms to fit every guest, whether they’re here for a week in the doctor’s office or some fun in the city. Room types include a single full, a bunk double twin, and a king deluxe, with amenities like: luxurious pillow top memory foam mattress, personal Keurig, refrigerator, microwave, LCD TV with cable, ample closet space and cabinetry, sizable work area, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary coffee, in-room safe, on-site washing machines, and a private parking lot with a local garage.

Led by General Manager Imran Jivani, a warm and knowledgeable support staff has been hand-selected to personally accommodate every request. Upon entering the restored, original front entrance, guests are greeted by an inviting, modern lobby adorned with a glass chandelier and white walls tied to a glass backdrop. Masterfully curated with original art by Mr. Horn (who is also an accomplished, internationally-known photographer), the result is a more contemporary look than its traditional economy or midscale competitors. High resolution photos are available upon request by contacting Jody(at)GrimaldiPR(dot)com.

Hotel Chicago-Illinois Medical District
1622 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 243-2900

Managed by: Portfolio Hotels & Resorts
601 Oakmont Lane, Suite 420
Westmont, IL 60559

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