After more than three years of construction, the highly-anticipated Robey Hotel in the iconic 12-story Art Deco Northwest Tower in Wicker Park is finally set for a fall opening. Hotel operator Grupo Habita announced reservations are now being accepted for both the Robey Hotel and its sister property located next door, The Hollander.
Along with the announcement, Grupo Habita–which is an upscale hotel-firm based in Mexico–released an array of images showing what guests can expect to see during their stays at The Robey Hotel and The Hollander (see below).
Built in 1929, the Art Deco Northwest Tower at 2018 W. North Ave. is considered the most important building in Wicker Park. Its transformation into The Robey Hotel has drawn heavy interest and immense anticipation.
The Robey Hotel has 69 units with prices starting at $175 per night. Rooms will have either a single bed, queen or king-sized. Grupo Habita described the rooms as “sun-soaked” and “warmly contemporary.” Additionally, Grupo Habita said the rooms come with “skyline views even locals will instantly admire.”
The Robey Hotel also features a ground-floor restaurant, cafe’ and rooftop pool. Guests will have access to such perks and amenities as pet-friendly rooms, free WiFi, private rooftop cocktail lounge and perhaps most satisfyingly, soft-denim robes and felt slippers.
The ground-floor restaurant is called Cafe Robey and is open to the public. It seats 56 and features double-height windows that provide views of the “bustling street scene,” according to Grupo Habita. Cafe Robey will feature French-American fare headed by Chef Bradley Stellings.
The Hollander will have 20 rooms in the upper floors of the adjacent five-story Hollander Fireproof Warehouse building. There is also a public bar and cafe on the ground floor.
This is the second foray into U.S. hotels for Grupo Habita. It also operates Hotel Americano in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Grupo Habita is known for the high-design aesthetic of its properties and early indications are The Robey Hotel and The Hollander continues with this tradition.