A new boutique style hotel in the River North neighborhood, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago is all about stylish sophistication with a spark of energy all its own. Designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Architects, the 16-story staggered truss, Cubist-influenced structure is fast-becoming known for offering an unforgettable experience while attending an event or staying in town.
Step inside and witness that each detail of this striking 4.5-star hotel has been designed with the guest’s experience in mind. From the chic lobby to the beautifully designed guest rooms and suites, The Godfrey clearly pays far more attention to comfort than convention, and takes more consideration of style than standards.
I/O Roofscape Escape
The expansive 15,000 square foot indoor and outdoor space residing on the fourth floor includes 10,000 square feet of lounge and event space at I|O Urban Roofscape. Offering an ideal place to savor the day or revel in the night, this chic urban oasis named for its incomparable indoor/outdoor ambiance offers its own unique and always-buzzing atmosphere while overlooking the city.
Start off with a drink at the indoor bar with its plush seating and VIP area, then, as you approach the sliding glass wall, it opens and you find yourself sipping cocktails under the retractable roof. Glimmering fire pits and shimmering water elements reveal a sophisticated urban sanctuary.
If you are looking for a little pampering while at The Godfrey, be sure and visit Spa•Boutique. Whether you relax in one of the two private treatment rooms or prefer to be indulged in the privacy of your room or suite, it’s easy to recharge for an evening in Chicago. Spa•Boutique’s massage and facial services are delivered by licensed spa therapists and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
To Dine Divine
Chicago is known as the mecca for fine food and The Godfrey Hotel Chicago carries on that tradition from every meal in their signature lounge dining experience, to every room service tray and every hors d’oeuvre and entrée served at events. Regardless, guests are assured a culinary experience that’s not to be missed.
The chefs and mixologists at The Godfrey’s I|O Urban Roofscape use the latest in food technology to enhance the dining and drinking experience for all of their guests by incorporating many new, science-based techniques that have become popular for food-makers in the know. They utilize foams, sous-vide preparations as well as liquid-nitrogen preparations to put a unique spin on the classics. In fact, many of the signature cocktails are crafted in the kitchen instead of behind the bar.
Chef Riley Huddleston, a culinary expert and resident mixologist, serves up a taste of The Godfrey’s I|O Urban Roofscape’s signature offerings. From a classic margarita that is topped with vegan habanera sea salt foam rather than the traditional salt rim to the Grilled Avocado and Prawn salad dotted with liquid nitrogen frozen grapefruit pieces, he subtly weaves the elements of science in with the art and creativity of the food.
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
127 West Huron at LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois 60654
By: Kelly Taggart and Kerri-Lynn Swanson
Photos: Allen Carrasco, Marian Kraus Photography, Papadakis Photography, and Anthony Tahlier Photography