Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global Set to Launch Arlo Chicago
Real estate investors and developers, Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global partner to launch Arlo Chicago at 168 North Michigan Avenue opening on April 11, 2023. The 218-room property marks Arlo Hotels debut into the Midwest and Chicago and its sixth hotel overall, with other locations in New York and Miami.
Arlo Hotels is an independent and experience-driven hotel brand, currently with locations in New York and Miami. Arlo's other properties include Arlo Midtown, Arlo SoHo and Arlo NoMad in New York City; Nautilus by Arlo in Miami Beach; and the recently opened Arlo Wynwood, the first ever hotel in Wynwood, Miami.
Located on North Michigan Avenue just steps from Chicago's iconic Millennium Park, Arlo Chicago represents the stylish sophistication of the Magnificent Mile, the artistic refinement of the Cultural Mile and the savvy street smarts of the Loop business district, creating a unified community vibe. With its unsurpassed location and vibrant nightlife, Arlo Chicago perfectly captures the unmatched energy of the Windy City and places guests within close proximity of popular attractions, including Navy Pier, the iconic Chicago Riverwalk, Monroe Harbor, Grant Park music festivals and much more.
"We are honored to partner with Oxford Capital to mark a new era for Arlo hotels, bringing in our first hotel to the Midwest with Arlo Chicago," said Oleg Pavlov, Founder and CEO of Quadrum Global and Arlo Hotels. "Chicago continues to demonstrate itself as a world class city, a thriving and popular destination for art, culture, chef-driven restaurants and entertainment, catering to travelers from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming those visitors to our new Windy City abode."
Located in a historic tower that once served as Chicago's landmark Atlantic Bank Building, Arlo Chicago pays homage to its heritage, which dates back to 1912. Originally designed by famed Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall, the structure underwent over $75 million in renovations in 2018 to create a striking contrast between old and new. Hirsch Associates LLC led the building restoration, which, in addition to updating the terra-cotta façade, added five stories via a sleek glass curtain wall that provides floor-to-ceiling windows.
Continuing the glass and terra-cotta aesthetic, a two-story entryway welcomes guests into the lobby and About Last Knife (ALK) restaurant, both designed by design firm Workshop/APD. The lobby and front desk evoke Chicago's industrial palette with concrete, wood, plaster and steel elements glowing under contemporary light fixtures and marble settings. These design elements flow into the adjacent bar, separated by a cozy bookshelf nook with dark, modern furnishings. An additional western entrance allows easy pickup and drop-off on Garland Court.
The Gettys Group designed the guest rooms and hallways, which feature a light, clean aesthetic with pops of color and texture, modern, linear elements and contemporary furnishings. In the Millennium King rooms on the top five floors, guests have panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate," commonly known as the "Chicago Bean," thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that create a picture-perfect backdrop for their stay.
"We are excited to be working, once again, with Quadrum Global to open Arlo Chicago," explained John Rutledge, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Oxford Capital Group and Oxford Hotels and Resorts. "With our combined expertise of owning and operating luxury lifestyle hotels that provide travelers a high-level of service with a local flair, we are confident that Arlo Chicago will be a sought-after hotel for those traveling to Chicago." Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global are also co-owners of The Godfrey Hotel Chicago and Le Méridien Essex Chicago.
Arlo will offer its signature amenities, which include fortune cookies in every room upon arrival; Post-It sharing board, which allows guests to leave endearing messages and well wishes during their travels; and stamped postcards to send to their friends and family back home. And as with every one of its hotels, Arlo will host community-driven events to heighten the guest's stay experience.
Arlo Chicago's on-site restaurant, About Last Knife, merges the sensibilities of a steakhouse with the innovation of a gastropub to offer an inventive approach to American cuisine and serves as an ideal destination to fuel up or relax before or after adventures to nearby attractions. Light woods and a neutral color palette complement the chic table settings, plush lounge space and the 106-year-old exposed brick wall boasting a mural of Benjamin Marshall.