CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Becker Ventures with Chicago-based Aparium Hotel Group announces the official repositioning of the Carbide & Carbon building located at 230 N. Michigan Ave as St. Jane Chicago, slated to open spring 2018.
Ushering in a modern approach, this independent hotel experience will support Chicago's place as a global architecture capital by honoring the gold-leaf tower known as the Carbide & Carbon building. Originally built in 1929, the building's shape is that of a vintage green champagne bottle, as the Carbide & Carbon building's design was said to have been inspired as a response to Prohibition. That bold, playful spirit continues on in this Art Deco treasure as the new home of St. Jane.
Located in the former Hard Rock Hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago, the converted 363-key hotel will be the common ground for uncommon people embracing the arts and culture that defines Chicago. The hotel is named in honor of Jane Addams, a pioneering Chicagoan, tireless activist and the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. With the opening of St. Jane, Aparium Hotel Group and Becker Ventures aim to create a major differentiator in a market saturated with luxury, boutique and lifestyle hotels, striving to fill a niche that the community and travelers are seeking.
"Through our programming, we will celebrate and cater to the collective power of Chicago's spirit and culture, making St. Jane the most authentic expression of our city for locals and visitors alike," said Kevin Robinson, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Aparium Hotel Group. "Uncommon people thrive in an environment that caters to their unique needs. Spaces like our 24th floor will be an excellent example of this as a place where guests and locals alike will feel perfectly comfortable spending their entire day."
"We present environments and experiences that make every new day a chance to learn, explore, and allow for impromptu collaboration, deep individual concentration, and a round of cocktails once work is done. At St. Jane, we are dedicated to ensuring that this vision thrives," added Mario Tricoci, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aparium Hotel Group.
"Chicago deserves this beauty, and the Carbide & Carbon building deserves to be as impressive on the inside as much as it's inspiring on the outside," says Carrie Meghie, Principal at Becker Ventures. "The hotel will also be a deeply-rooted member of Chicago's philanthropic community through giving back, and supporting local causes through sales and the hosting of charity events and meaningful donations."
The hotel is being designed in partnership with award-winning Simeone Deary Design Group and Booth Hansen architects, creating a space in the Chicago skyline and lifestyle hotel market that will reminisce the city's gilded past while celebrating its vibrant future. Guestrooms will boast breathtaking views and beautiful furnishings, and will feature unique local amenities and artwork from Chicago artists and beyond. The Tower at St. Jane, located on floors 25 and above will feature 33 premium suites. Guests of The Tower will be afforded access to an exclusive indoor/outdoor 24th floor lounge.
St. Jane will host multiple drinking and dining outlets in addition to the 24th floor lounge, including a full service restaurant, market café, cocktail bar, and 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.
For more information, please visit www.stjanehotel.com.
St. Jane Chicago
230 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
About Aparium Hotel Group
Founded in 2011, Aparium Hotel Group is a Chicago-based, leading lifestyle hotel company owned and operated by industry veterans accomplished in hotel development, management and marketing. Aparium Hotel Group's growth is guided by its "Translocal Hospitality" philosophy, which is the belief that great hotels are a destination sought out by travelers and a place that thrives as a gathering hub for locals. Specializing in historic adaptive reuse projects, each of Aparium Hotel Group's properties are independent brands and celebrate the specific neighborhoods and unique history of the distinct cities in which they reside. Aparium Hotel Group currently operates ten hotel properties across the United States with more than a dozen new projects in development. For more information about Aparium Hotel Group, please visit www.aparium.com.
About Becker Ventures
Becker Ventures, LLC (BV) is a family-owned real estate, hospitality and investment company founded in 1998 by Charles Becker. BV invests in and develops properties for its own account and in joint venture partnerships. Since its inception in 1998, BV has acquired and developed hospitality, residential, industrial and office assets valued in excess of $1 billion. Becker Ventures recently expanded its investments into the fields of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Becker Ventures ensures stability and success to each new investment by bringing a wealth of operating insight, financial expertise and proven leadership.
Becker Ventures was a lead partner in the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago redevelopment project which converted the historic landmark Carbide & Carbon building in 2004. Most recently, Becker Ventures put together the partnership JV between The John Buck Company, Partners Group, and Becker Ventures to develop North Michigan Avenue's first skyscraper in over five years called MILA. Named for its premier location on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street, the 41-story luxury residential development was completed in spring 2016, bridging Chicago's legendary Magnificent Mile with Millennium Park. For more information please email [email protected].
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