• Crescent Hotels & Resorts to Manager Cambria Chicago Loop

     
    POSTED June 4, 2017
     

Choice Hotels International, Inc., Crescent Hotels & Resorts and Murphy Asset Management announced the opening of Chicago’s newest contemporary hotel, Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District.

Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Cambria Chicago Loop - Theatre District, will be located above the Oriental Theatre at 32 W. Randolph.

“The Oriental Theatre is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks,” says Michael George, Founder, president and CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “We are honored to be able to preserve its cultural significance while also contributing to the city’s booming hotel scene.”

The building was originally constructed as a theater and Masonic Temple. It was designed as a 3,250-seat theater presenting first-run movies and lavish stage shows.

Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District will be situated on the upper 19 floors of the 22-story building and feature 199 guest rooms. There will be two suites, a game room, shuffleboard, foosball and TVs for watching games, a fitness center and 2,600 square feet of potential meeting rooms. Amenities also include AV capabilities, valet parking for all guests and customizable menus.

Business travelers will feel at home with the oversized rooms with the latest technology, including Smart TVs, Bluetooth capabilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Social Circle, the dining destination, is led by Executive Chef Michael DeMaria. Social Circle will serve breakfast and dinner, focusing on healthy options for guests. The bistro also caters to guests on the go with freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches.

The hotel is within walking distance of John Hancock Center, Skydeck Chicago and the Chicago Riverwalk and endless dining options.

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.  

 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

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