I love a Hoxton Hotel experience anywhere in the world, but I was especially excited about visiting the Chicago branch after it opened earlier this year. It is one of four American properties from the London hotel brand, alongside Brooklyn, Portland and LA. Located in the heart of the bustling Fulton Market district, the Hoxton Chicago is surrounded by great restaurants, cafes and shops.
There are so many perks to staying at a Hoxton Hotel, but best of all their new ‘flexy time’ lets you check-in and check-out whenever you like within a 24 hour period. Inside, the the hotel is set-out to make the guest experience logical and relaxing.
There are 182 rooms in three types: Snug, Cosy and Roomie. They are all similar in style, with a few differing design features and details. The decor is in keeping with the industrial past of the building, with warehouse style floor-to-ceiling windows ensuring the bedrooms are bright and airy.
I loved the smart leather headboards and abstract custom-made bed linen. The furniture is inspired by mid-century design with bespoke wallpapers and locally sourced artwork.
I was pleased to discover that the Hoxton Chicago has the recognisable hox perks in every room. Breakfast is included in the room rate via ‘the little breakfast’ bag which you hang on your door each night and pick up in the morning filled with healthy orange juice, fruit and overnight oats.
The Hoxton always delivers on food offerings and Hoxton Chicago are lucky enough to have locally acclaimed chef Stephanie Izard in charge of the main eatery on the rooftop, Cabra Cevicheria. This Peruvian inspired restaurant serves irresistible dishes in a vibrant and colourful space with incredible views over the city.
Downstairs in the main lobby you’ll find Cira, where a relaxed Mediterranean menu showcases the ultimate breakfast, brunch. lunch and dinner dishes. I absolutely loved our brunch here, the perfect revitalising feast after a very chilly morning in town. Highlights included the generous shakshuka and the thick fluffy french toast with pistachio granola and orange blossom curd.
The hotel has recently welcomed a new ‘Working From’ space; two floors of co-working space, meeting rooms and offices to rent. The spacious areas are designed with the same trendy Hoxton feel, decked out with kitchens, coffee shops and all the amenities you could need while working remotely.
The Hoxton Chicago was a highlight to my trip to the windy city. Beautiful, comfortable bedrooms, stunning welcoming common spaces and exemplary food, I can’t think of a better place for a few nights in this city.
I was a guest of the Hoxton Hotel Chicago, more information and book a room here.