Conrad Hotels & Resorts Attains Smart Luxury Vision with New Chicago Property Steps off Michigan Avenue
MCLEAN, Va. - Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Geller Investment Co., LLC, and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group today announced plans to open a new Conrad Chicago, expected to begin hosting global travelers in spring 2016. Overlooking North Michigan Avenue on Erie Street, the stunning new Conrad Chicago will provide guests with immediate access to high-end retail and award-winning restaurants in one of the most desirable locations in the city.
"The signing of the new Conrad Chicago underscores our commitment to delivering best-in-class hotels in key gateway locations that meet the growing needs of global luxury travelers," said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts. "This new property enhances the Conrad portfolio and supports our goal of connecting travelers to the most inspiring destinations around the world."
Designed by the world-renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, the 20-story property will offer 287-rooms, of which 12 are expansive suites. Over 10,500 square feet of state-of-the-art conference facilities will offer the most technologically advanced meeting spaces in North America.
The hotel will feature fine dining outlets and attractive entertainment experiences throughout the property, infusing Chicago's unique food cuisine and culture into the property's breathtaking view of North Michigan Avenue.
The new Conrad Chicago will be the sixth U.S.-based Conrad Hotels & Resorts property behind the brand's upcoming projects in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Washington, D.C.
"We are proud to be bringing our clear vision of a much needed, dynamic, and exceptional luxury hotel into a vibrant market that clearly demands more true luxury choices for the modern, sophisticated and demanding traveller looking for unique experiences," stated Laurence Geller, Chairman of Geller Investment Co, LLC. "Conrad Chicago will become an inspiring destination delighting travelers with intuitive and customized service and innovative food and beverage offerings."
In addition to the unmatched views and amenities the hotel will offer, guests will be able to connect to the property and surroundings through their mobile device simply by downloading the award-winning Conrad Concierge mobile app. Launched in 2012, the mobile app gives guests mobile access to all concierge features and hotel services, including the option to pre-check in, arrange car transport, and select even the most bespoke amenities - from the type of pillow they prefer, what newspaper they would like delivered to their room, or choosing what brand of bath amenities they'd like waiting in their room, all before they arrive.
Conrad Chicago will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,350 hotels worldwide.
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About Geller Investment Co.
Geller Investment Co., a private real estate investment firm focused on placing capital in the hospitality & leisure industries throughout the developed world. Founded by Laurence Geller CBE, Geller Investment Co. acquires, develops and manages premiere hospitality assets. The Geller Investment Co. team is composed of experienced finance and operations executives with proven experience in the hospitality space.
About Wanxiang America Real Estate Group
Wanxiang America Real Estate is a Chicago based investment partner focused on working with seasoned and market savvy operating partners to create above market results.
About Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc.
Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc. (PYR), of Chicago and Paris, is world renowned for its luxury hospitality interior environments. PYR strives to enhance every aspect of a hotel in order to create the very best guest experience, while reflecting each location's culture, history and geography.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning more than five continents with nearly 35 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection, to ordering in-room dining and mobile checkout all from their own mobile device. Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/conradhotels and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos