Wicker Park's New Hotel - The Robey - Officially Opens Wednesday
November 28, 2016-The iconic Northwest Tower Building located at North, Damen and Milwaukee Avenue (official address 2018 W. North Avenue) has been in the midst of a tremendous transformation from office building to boutique hotel for almost 3 years... far exceeding the original budget of $22 million dollars. And The Robey finally has an opening date on the horizon. The Robey (the original name of Damen Avenue dating back to the late 1800's) will be offically opening on Wednesday November 30, 2016.
The Robey, offers 89 rooms in total with 2 restaurants, a swimming pool on the roof next to an adjacent bar, a few additional amenities and retail on the 1st floor. The Robey offers your choice of 69 rooms in the tower with 20 rooms available in the adjacent Hollander Fireproof Warehouse at 1618 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Rates will be $140 to $520 per night depending on which room you choose.
Each of the 89 rooms offers a unique view of Wicker Park and Bucktown. Plus, every room gets a healthy dose of sunlight and hardwood floors. The Robey offers personal care amenities including: Le Labo, 400-thread count sheets and soft denim robes, complimentary Wi-Fi and your own Bluetooth-enabled sound system with personal media streaming right to Cafe Robey.
The hotel restaurant, Cafe Robey, serves French-American fare against a backdrop of huge windows opening to the neighborhood. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available daily. Hours of operation for Cafe Robey are: Breakfast 7am to 10am (Monday through Friday), Brunch 10 am to 2pm (Saturday/Sunday), Dinner 5pm to 10pm (Friday & Saturday until 11pm). Open Table offers reservation information here online.
A Second Floor Lounge is located just above Cafe Robey. It's the perfect place to order an espresso or a round of drinks with friends. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available.
A rooftop pool and second lounge located on the13th floor will be open in Spring 2017. The Northwest Tower was built in 1928-1929 and was one of the first skyscrapers built outside of the downtown area of Chicago.
For additional details head to The Robey website at www.therobey.com.