OXFORD ANNOUNCES GROUND FLOOR RESTAURANT LEASE WITH ‘KITE ROOM’ AT THE GODFREY HOTEL CHICAGO WITH SOIRÉE HOSPITALITY GROUP
The pan-Asian concept is set to open in the iconic River North hotel in the fall of 2023
(CHICAGO, IL | June 26, 2023) – Chicago-based international real estate and hospitality investment leader Oxford Capital Group, LLC, through its wholly owned subsidiary Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, and New York-based operator Soirée Hospitality Group announce, Kite Room, a new restaurant concept opening inside one of the city’s trendiest hotels, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (127 W. Huron St.). Diners can look forward to a culinary journey across Asia when Kite Room opens in early fall 2023.
“Oxford has developed, owned and operated in Chicago’s River North neighborhood for many years, and has been encouraged by the growing institutional investment and development momentum throughout the submarket,” says John W. Rutledge, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. “The energy and dynamism of River North has only gotten stronger. It’s a live/work/play mecca with offices, apartments, and retail as well as exciting bar and restaurant concepts, including The Godfrey Hotel Chicago’s own I|O Godfrey, one of Chicago’s largest rooftop bar and lounges. We are thrilled to continue this trajectory with Kite Room and to help shape River North’s dining scene with the innovative team at Soirée Hospitality Group.”
From the team behind Chicago’s popular Bar Goa – a clubby gastropub and cocktail lounge – and highly acclaimed Indian restaurant ROOH, Kite Room perfectly complements The Godfrey Chicago’s robust food and beverage offerings. The concept showcases diverse ingredients and flavors from different countries across Asia with its pan-Asian menu. A rotating quarterly menu offers guests a fresh experience each time they dine.
“The Godfrey Chicago is situated in a prime location in the heart of River North,” says Todd Van Winkle, general manager of The Godfrey Hotel Chicago. “We don’t take this for granted. The post–pandemic traveler and diner are more discerning than ever, and I’m proud to work alongside a team who continues to push the envelope of our industry. I|O Godfrey was one of the first concepts of its kind when it opened, and the addition of Kite Room allows us to bring another exciting experience to our guests and the neighborhood.”
Kite Room is planned for the ground floor of The Godfrey Hotel Chicago. Guests can look forward to breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings. For more information and updates on the new concept, follow The Godfrey Hotel Chicago on social media at @godfreyhotelchicago and Soirée Hospitality Group at TK.
About The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, owned by an Oxford Capital Group, LLC-led venture with Quadrum Global, is an award-winning luxury lifestyle hotel offering 221 spacious rooms and suites, a relaxing boutique spa, 24- hour state-of-the-art fitness center, I|O Godfrey, the largest hotel rooftop dining and event space in the city. Celebrated as one of Chicago’s most dynamic lifestyle hotels and rooftop lounges, the Godfrey has earned multiple awards and nominations from the HSMAI Adrian Awards, Development of the Year at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s Travel, and National Geographic Traveler. It is managed by Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. To make a reservation, visit godfreyhotelchicago.com. For news about the property, follow the hotel’s Facebook and Twitter.
About Oxford Capital Group, LLC & Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC
Chicago based Oxford Capital Group, LLC is an award-winning international real estate investment, development, and management firm that focuses on large-scale acquisitions, developments, redevelopments, and operationally intensive real estate. Oxford, its affiliates, and principals have been involved in over $4 billion of real estate and private equity investments, with a primary focus on hospitality (16,000+ hotel rooms); hospitality anchored mixed use projects including multi-family (2,000+ units); senior housing (3,000+ units); urban retail; and parking. Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC is its wholly owned hotel management affiliate, which specializes in operating, managing, and branding distinctive, high design luxury lifestyle hotels, and food & beverage venues. Oxford Living, LLC is its senior housing investment and management platform. Oxford Residential, LLC is its multi-family development affiliate.