Ribbon cutting to feature official welcome from Deputy Mayor Bob Rivkin, Alderman Brian Hopkins, Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, and more
Following the $9 million renovation and rebrand of the Gold Coast property, which completed in May 2018, Claridge House Chicago invites media for a first look at the hotel during an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 26. Attendees can look forward to opening remarks from Deputy Mayor Bob Rivkin, 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins, and John W. Rutledge, founder, president, and chief executive officer of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC and its parent company Oxford Capital Group, LLC, Claridge House’s management and branding companies. Following the opening speeches, media are invited to toast to the new boutique lifestyle property with refreshments from the hotel’s new restaurant Juniper Spirits & Oysters and enjoy a reception to follow throughout Claridge House’s newly renovated lobby.
· Ribbon cutting with Deputy Mayor Bob Rivkin and Alderman Brian Hopkins
· Fresh oysters shucked live by the Juniper team
· A look inside Claridge House’s newly-renovated, pied-à-terre-inspired guestrooms featuring views of the picturesque Gold Coast neighborhood and Lake Michigan
· A tour of the additional updated spaces resulting from the hotel’s $9 million renovation, including new Juniper Spirits & Oysters’ restaurant, bar, and patio, the DaVinci meeting room, fitness center, and spa
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Claridge House, 1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60610
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Claridge House Chicago
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About Claridge House Chicago
After $9 million in renovations, Claridge House Chicago hotel opened in 2018, replacing the former Hotel Indigo of Chicago’s Gold Coast with a contemporary oasis to complement a world-class city. While remaining approachable, the sophisticated re-imagination of the 1923 property results in a refined lifestyle hotel with a welcoming neighborhood feel. Elevated and attentive service affects every guest interaction, from check-in at the elegant communal lobby, to enjoying one of the 165 cozy and inviting guestrooms —to pampering oneself at the fourth-floor Gold Coast Spa. The hotel also provides guests with a state-of-the-art fitness center and bright meeting room that can accommodate up to 60 guests. As visitors from around the world mingle with neighbors and stay-cationers, Claridge House Chicago’s deep reverence for the Gold Coast, its history, and its guests and visitors, results in a truly immersive experience in one of the city’s most historically significant enclaves. Learn more about the hotel by visiting Claridge House Chicago’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
About Juniper Spirits & Oysters
Juniper Spirits & Oysters, an upscale, yet approachable restaurant and bar off the Claridge House Chicago lobby, takes direction from Chef Felipe Patron and a guiding mantra borrowed from Ernest Hemmingway— “Be happy, make plans.” The seafood-focused menu brings a vast selection of fresh oysters, flatbreads, sandwiches, and more. Guests and locals converging at the space may start the experience with a cocktail collection including classic martinis and botanical craft cocktails and mocktails and choose to sit in the 48-seat dining room or out on the 24-seat patio overlooking picturesque Dearborn Street. Learn more about Juniper by visiting juniperspiritsandoysters.com or following the restaurant on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC
Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a national real estate investment, development and management firm specializing in high value-added acquisitions, developments and redevelopments, with an emphasis on hospitality, mixed-use, senior housing and other operationally intensive real estate. Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC is Oxford’s wholly owned hotel management company specializing in operating, managing, and branding distinctive high-design lifestyle hotels. Oxford focuses on the nation’s top 50 MSA’s including Chicago, New York City, metro Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Minneapolis and other select markets with unique attributes including Charleston, New Orleans and several markets in Florida. Oxford’s national developments have included Hotel Lexington NYC, Metropolitan Hotel NYC, National Conference Center in Northern Virginia, the Godfrey Hotel’s Boston, Tampa and Hollywood. Claridge House Chicago is Oxford’s 13th Chicago hotel project, others include: The Langham, LondonHouse, The Godfrey, Hotel Julian, Hotel Essex, Hotel Felix, Hyatt Magnificent Mile, Hotel Cass, Renaissance North Shore, Doubletree North Shore, Hyatt House Northwest, and The Versey. It is also currently developing a 56-story, nearly 500-unit, luxury apartment building on Michigan Avenue, next to its Hotel Essex, overlooking Grant Park called Essex on the Park. For more information, visit www.oxford-capital.com & www.ohrllc.com