Chicago-centric hotel highlights drastically remodeled lobby, guestrooms, and meeting spaces as part of their shift from Amalfi Hotel to Kinzie Hotel
(20 W. Kinzie St.), a boutique River North property previously recognized as the Amalfi Hotel, boasts a successful rebrand following a three month, multi-million dollar renovation beginning in December 2013. Recently released imagery provides a before-and-after glance of the hotel’s drastic design overhaul in creating a lush new lobby, stylish guestrooms, Chicago-centric design and artwork, and state-of-the-art meeting spaces.
“With the overwhelming response we’ve received since the rebrand from the Amalfi Hotel to Kinzie Hotel, we’re excited to share imagery that captures the hotel’s dedication to Chicago,” says Director of Sales and Marketing Jose Angulo. “To stay true to our city, we’ve partnered with Chicago-based architects and designers in bringing to life a blend of local history and landscape within the design renovations.”
Phase I: Guestrooms and Elevator Lobbies
In December 2013, phase one overhauled all guestrooms and elevator lobbies beginning on the second floor, which was completed in February 2014. In order to continue serving guests throughout the renovation process, the team renovated one floor at a time. The Amalfi Hotel was originally designed as a layover property for pilots and flight attendants looking for a peaceful sleep. With that in mind, each floor was constructed with soundproof walls, preventing guests from disruption during this phase of the renovation.
Chicago-based architects with Gettys Design Group led the Kinzie Hotel design to include the lobby, 210 guestrooms and five suites, elevator lobbies, meeting spaces, and guest lounge. During the planning of the rebrand, the hotel team worked closely with Gettys to ensure a Chicago-centric emphasis of all design elements to bring to life the story of the hotel.
About Kinzie Hotel
The Kinzie Hotel, managed by Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, recently opened in the first quarter of 2014. The Kinzie Hotel is currently taking reservations at www.kinziehotel.com or by phone on their toll-free reservation line at 877.262.5341.
About Portfolio Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Westmont, IL, Portfolio Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality management company experienced in managing unique, boutique-style hotels, destination resorts and significant branded urban hotels in major domestic and destination markets. The company was established in 2005 by former Chicago-based Coastal Hotels founders Helmut Horn and Graham Hershman, industry veterans whose past experience includes development of the Hawthorne Suites brand, the Highlands Inn in Carmel, CA, and Cheeca Lodge in the Florida Keys. For more information about the company, visit www.portfoliohotels.com.