Acme Hotel is set to open in Chicago in May 2012, its developer Neighborhood Development Corp., Chicago, announced on Wednesday.
The 130-room property, formerly a Comfort Inn & Suites that has undergone a US$3 million renovation ahead of the opening, is located just off the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. The property is owned by Neighborhood Development Corp., which also developed Dana Hotel and Spa in the city.
The lifestyle Acme Hotel will feature a hip “cheap-chic” look that emphasizes edgy design. “The city of Chicago is known for its creativity, free-thinking artists and vibrant neighborhoods, with the Acme Hotel designed to reflect all of those qualities unlike any other Chicago hotel,” said Gene Kornota, Neighborhood Development co-owner. “The hotel’s tagline ‘Do Your Thing’ means just that; we celebrate the individual needs and desires of our guests and how they experience the city in their own way.”
The hotel will boast a 100MB Wi-Fi system, guestrooms that feature hardwood flooring and open closets, a bar and lounge featuring two-story walls framed in industrial-style lighting and meeting space with capacity for 40 people.
Neighborhood Development has not said whether it plans to establish Acme as a brand that will expand beyond one location.