Inn at Chicago Magnificent Mile Tries To Shed Its Past
The 357-room Inn of Chicago, formerly under management by Best Western, has reopened after a renovation, as an independent boutique hotel. The hotel is now known as the rather cumbersome Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile. New features include a poshed-up lobby, InnBar lounge, reappointed guest rooms and bathrooms, and the creation of 58 executive guest rooms, There is also Lavazza Café downstairs for coffee and snacks. The hotel's 1980s-style teal and pink rooms have been given a more muted brown and green color scheme and the bathrooms are now all white and spa-ed out. And there are penthouse rooms with a Queen size bed and bathroom with separate stall shower and sunken tub, and an oversized living room with refrigerator. Rates are low currently, they start at $159 a night. Will this be enough to help out a hotel with a decidedly two-star reputation?