Thompson Chicago Hotel

The Boutique-Style Gold Coast Property Feels Like Home

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In Brief: The boutique-style Gold Coast property boasts 247 guest rooms offering luxe, residential appeal for business and leisure travelers to Chicago. The hotel features Nico Osteria, an Italian-focused, seafood-driven eatery from award-winning chef Paul Kahan and his One Off Hospitality team, as well as Salone Nico, an upscale wine bar and cocktail lounge.

Room Rates: Start at $350 at night

Thompson Chicago size: 247 rooms, including 50 suites

Thompson Chicago address: 21 E. Bellevue Pl., Chicago

Thompson Chicago phone: 312-266-2100

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About Thompson Chicago: The Thompson Chicago replaced the long-time Sutton Hotel in October 2013. The luxury property sits directly across the street from such notable hot spots as Gibsons Steakhouse, making it an ideal venue for the business traveler looking to explore the bustling Gold Coast neighborhood. There are many options for dining and nightlife in the area.

Designed by award-winning British designer Tara Bernerd, the 247 guest rooms and public spaces feel modern and residential-like, with accents of understated elegance. For example, each comes equipped with designer Italian linens, bespoke furniture, modern art and a carefully selected, fully stocked mini bar. The bathrooms exude a chic, contemporary approach with oversized terrycloth robes, modern rain shower heads, and natural bath and spa products. Tech-savvy guests may indulge in a number of gadgets, including bedside lighting controls, personal hotspots and nightstands with built-in USB chargers.

Most guests have unobstructed views of Lake Michigan or the city skyline. Additional amenities include 24-hour in-room dining, a winter garden and 1,000-square-foot 24-hour fitness center. Guests may also take advantage of the complimentary car service to downtown Chicago, WiFi, and fresh roasted coffee and tea by Intelligentsia in the lobby each morning.

No time to explore Chicago’s rich neighborhood dining landscape? Nico Osteria--from the award-winning chef Paul Kahan and his team at One Off Hospitality-- serves Italian-inspired, seafood-driven cuisine. The restaurant group behind such culinary stars as Blackbird, Publican and The Violet Hour brings its first venue to the Gold Coast and spotlights house-made pastas, seasonal ingredients and crudo. The rustic space seats 108 guests indoors, with additional outdoor seating on the sidewalk terrace.

The hotel also serves as a premier venue for events and functions with 12,225 square feet of flexible event space. Catering is provided by Nico. Private dining rooms with reception areas, as well as six, two-level Thompson loft suites are also available to host special events, meetings and cocktail receptions. Three Thompson Loft suites feature private outdoor terraces, offering stunning city and lake views.

Top Attractions Near Thompson Chicago:

Additional Area Hotels

• Four Seasons Chicago

• Drake Hotel

Park Hyatt

• Public Hotel

• Ritz-Carlton Chicago

Sofitel Chicago

• Talbott Hotel

Waldorf Astoria

• Westin Michigan Avenue



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Chicago Beaches

Chicago Carriage Rides

Hancock Observatory

Lookingglass Theater

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Café des Architectes

Coq d'Or

• Fred’s at Barneys New York

Hugo’s Frog Bar

Gibsons Steakhouse


Le Bar

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Mity Nice

Morton’s Steakhouse


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• Spiaggia Café

Tavern on Rush


900 Shops

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Christian Louboutin

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