Need to know
217, including two suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $68.73, excluding tax at 17.4 per cent.
Rates don’t usually include breakfast, but there’s plenty of á la carte options at Café Integral, including pastries, fruity parfaits and single-estate Nicaraguan coffees.
If you’re wondering why the sign outside still advertises a ‘Tokyo Hotel’, it’s because that was the former, rather tatty inhabitant of the building before it was given a Roman & Williams makeover. Clearly, the sign was the only relic worth keeping...
At the hotel
Guest kitchen and lounge, free WiFi throughout, and laundry. In rooms: TV, desk/workspace, air-conditioning and a minibar.
Our favourite rooms
For families or groups, the Penthouse has it all: a double-height ceiling, impressive fireplace, city views and space for six. If there’s just the two of you, a King Room with city view gets our vote.
A book on 20th-century architecture. Chicago’s great fire of 1871 reduced much of downtown to rubble, giving architects a clean slate on which to build new and pioneering designs.
All of the hotel’s common areas are wheelchair-accessible: lifts provide access to every floor, and there’s a wheelchair lift to get into the Broken Shaker bar. Rooms with accessible showers and ADA tubs are available on request.
Children of all ages are welcome at the hotel, but it doesn’t cater to them specifically. Extra beds aren’t available, but a cot (free of charge) can be added to Queen and King rooms.
The food at Café Integral is organic and seasonal. The hotel has a full in-house recycling programme and uses recycled products wherever possible.