Hotel Audrey, in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Corridor, is Now Open
Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC an Oxford Capital Group, LLC affiliate announces official opening of the 29-story modern upscale boutique hotel
(CHICAGO; September 15, 2020) – Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, the Chicago-based hotel management affiliate of Oxford Capital Group, LLC, proudly announces today’s launch of Hotel Audrey (166 E. Superior St.), in The Magnificent Mile shopping district and directly adjacent to other significant Chicago tourist attractions. Oxford worked closely with the investment firm Fillmore Capital Partners to implement the strategic repositioning of the hotel.
“We, like everyone in the travel and hospitality industry, are experiencing extremely challenging times. As such, it’s particularly gratifying to be able to relaunch such a tremendous property in this environment,” says John W. Rutledge, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC and its parent company, Oxford Capital Group, LLC. “The name ‘Audrey’ means ‘noble strength,’ and we felt this was a fitting moniker for a hotel that’s emerging during this crisis. The new incarnation of this asset as Hotel Audrey brings refinement to the guest experience while encouraging uninhibited discovery and spontaneity. This is the kind of energy we know travelers are yearning for after months of isolation.”
“Hotel Audrey’s location is truly central to Chicago – it’s surrounded by numerous dining and entertainment options on Michigan Avenue and the Lakefront, Gold Coast, and River North, and it’s at the heart of the Streeterville healthcare district with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Prentice Women’s Hospital, and Lurie’s Children’s Hospital all within steps,” says George Jordan, president of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. “In addition to everything the city has to offer, the property provides guests with a boutique experience enhanced by the hotel’s spacious accommodations. These are some of the largest guest rooms in the city and we think our guests will be equally as comfortable in the open fitness center and lobby lounge areas.”
Each of the 216 king and double guestrooms and suites includes an executive desk and ergonomic chair, 55-inch flatscreen TV, complimentary high-speed WiFi, large windows with city views, coffeemaker, safe, iron, and ironing board. Each suite also includes a separate living area with a sleeper sofa. Rooms start at an introductory rate of $159/night.
The hotel’s large onsite, state-of-the-art fitness center houses a plethora of elliptical, treadmill, and other workout machines by Precor, free weights, and other equipment.
All areas of the hotel and high-traffic public areas are sanitized at an increased frequency with approved disinfecting products. The property is following public health recommendations of the EPA and CDC and has adopted an Enhanced Sanitation Protocol. To learn more, visit the hotel’s COVID-19 protocols here.
About Hotel Audrey
The latest incarnation of what was originally developed as The Barclay hotel, Hotel Audrey is a modern boutique lifestyle hotel located within Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping corridor and at the heart of the Streeterville healthcare district. Hotel Audrey offers 216 well-appointed guest rooms (350+ sq. ft.) and suites (650+ sq. ft.), each with complimentary WiFi, thoughtful amenities, and impressive views of the city. The hotel features a large fitness center and may open its rooftop bar, meeting spaces, and cafe in 2021.
About Oxford Hotels & Resorts
Oxford Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned affiliate of Oxford Capital Group, is an award-winning full-service hotel management company with a long track record of success in the ownership and operations of hotels, resorts and conference centers primarily in major metro markets within the United States. In addition to Audrey, Oxford has a growing national collection of lifestyle hotel brands that include Cass, Essex, Felix, Godfrey, Julian, LondonHouse, and Versey. It also has a growing collection of restaurants, rooftops, bars and pool centric food & beverage venues including About Last Knife (ALK), I|O Rooftop, LH Rooftop, Ruka, Spa Boutique, SX Sky Bar, and WTR. Oxford Capital Group is also active in other operationally intensive real estate, including senior housing and the multi-family housing market through their Oxford Living and Oxford Residential affiliates.
About Fillmore Capital Partners
Fillmore Capital Partners is a private investment company with principal focus on healthcare, lodging, entertainment, multifamily housing and other specialized real estate investments.