A Look Inside Chicago’s Hottest New Boutique Hotel: The Robey

 

It’s easy to say that the Six Corners, where Bucktown’s luxury meets Wicker Park’s creativity, is one of the trendiest areas in Chicago. The food and shopping speak for itself – Shinola, Scotch  & Soda, Aesop. Also, Paul Kahan’s One Off Hospitality has started to build its empire here (Bigstar, Dove’s Luncheonette, Publican Anker, Violet Hour). Trencherman just reconcepted to the highly anticipated Trench, and now The Robey Hotel moved in and with it, Cafe Robey, Up & Up and the Cabana Club (coming in Spring 2017). The Robey Chicago has really laid on the class and luxury pretty heavily over the Six Corners, and I couldn’t be more excited.

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The new hotel sits in the old Northwest Tower, an art deco building built in 1929. Managed by Mexican hotel group, Grupo Habita, it is truly one of their signature boutique hotels. The interior renovation was designed by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects and Marc Merckx Interiors. The lines are clean and the warm, and the the dark palette beautifully contrasts white accents.

As you wander through the building, comfortable nooks appear around every corner. I just want to grab a good book and a strong cocktail and curl up against the warm, afternoon sun. Cafe Robey is on the first floor with an entrance right on the Six Corners. Beautiful marble tables are scattered throughout the room highlighted by deep red banquettes. It’s sleek without being pretentious.

Up & Up is an intimate bar on the top floor of the building. With a patio that wraps around the front of the building, the views are spectacular. The entire Chicago skyline sits right there in front of you. It’s the perfect spot for a swanky night cap.

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The Robey offers 69 rooms with four different room types: Landmark Queen, Urban King, Corner Suite, and Panorama Suite. All of the rooms are stocked with Le Labo amenities, and because of the triangular shape of the building and it’s unique height in the area, every room is light filled with unobstructed views of the city. It’s a fresh take on classic Americana and Mid-Century Modern.

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