By Jenny Berg Posted March 30, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT
CHICAGO Hotel Lincoln opened in Lincoln Park in March. In a 1920s structure overlooking the park, the boutique hotel has 184 guest rooms spruced up with bright colors, local artwork, and nightstands swathed in fake crocodile skin.
On the second floor, a boardroom with a kitchen can host meetings for 10, while a larger space overlooking Lincoln Park can hold 75. Combined, the two rooms can host functions for 100.
Boka Restaurant Group's Perennial Virant is on the property's first floor, and it supplies catering for meetings and events as well as in-room dining. Elaine's Coffee Call, also on the first floor, is a European-style coffee bar that serves pastries and La Colombe coffee.
In June, a rooftop lounge will open and will hold 175 outdoors and 75 indoors. The lounge's menu, overseen by chef Virant of Perennial Virant, will offer high-end bar snacks and seasonal craft cocktails. The space will offer views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.