21c Museum Hotel Chicago

| Chicago, IL, United States

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  • Amenities
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21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant group, will begin the renovation of the former James Hotel Chicago, which is currently closed. 21c Museum Hotel Chicago is expected to open in the fall of 2019 as a combination boutique hotel, multi-venue contemporary art museum and independently branded, chef-driven restaurant.
The James Chicago: Redefining downtown boutique Chicago hotels.

The James is a brand of centrally located, warmly modern luxury boutique hotels, as embodied in its first property, The James Chicago. Delivering the very best of what Chicago's downtown hotels have to offer, it features an artful blend of strikingly stylish design, guest-centric service and pure comfort. Located right off the Magnificent Mile on Ontario Avenue, The James Chicago is just minutes away from Chicago's world renowned shopping, dining and nightlife destinations, as well as its celebrated cultural institutions like Navy Pier and The John Hancock Center.

Every room is an expression of chic, residential style, enveloping guests in a warm design that is at once luxurious and supremely comfortable. The James Chicago also features David Burke's Primehouse, J Bar, The Gym and The Spa by Asha.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • 21c Museum Hotel Chicago
  • 55 East Ontario
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • United States

Location Summary
The James is ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Chicago, just steps from Michigan Avenue. In addition to its proximity to numerous dining, shopping and nightlife choices along the world famous Magnificent Mile, The James is within easy walking distance of such celebrated cultural attractions as Millennium Park and The Museum of Contemporary Art.

Highlights & Reviews

Note Bene
Danny Errico, former CEO and founder of the successful Equinox Fitness Clubs, and Brad Wilson, most recently V.P. of Operations and a founding member of W Hotels, have come together to introduce the James Hotel properties with modern residential comfort and classic hospitality.
Business Center
Conveniently connected to the main lobby, The James' business/networking lounge provides complimentary internet and printing services to all guests. With the traveling parent in mind, all computers are equipped with webcams so guests can communicate with their family at home and even virtually "tuck" in their kids with a bedtime story.
Banquets & Meetings
The James features 7,000 square feet of special event space that can host events ranging from 10 to 300 guests. All event space is conveniently located on the same floor, affording meeting attendees an added level of privacy and security, while those planning a special occasion will have room to spread out, if so desired. All the event and meeting space at The James benefit from the same modern, comfortable furnishings and décor that can be found throughout the hotel, as well as natural light, and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.
Fine Dining On Site
David Burke's Primehouse is located at The James Chicago. In his interpretation of the classic American steakhouse, esteemed chef and renowned innovator David Burke continues to redefine modern American cuisine and push the envelope of culinary creativity. The restaurant features hand-selected meats that are dry-aged on the premises in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room.
Fitness Center
Work out in the 2,000 square foot fitness center, The Gym, with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, advanced weight systems and facilities where seasoned personal trainers are available for questions. Training sessions are offered by appointment.
High Speed Internet
High speed internet is available to all James guests.
Pets Allowed
All pets are welcome.
Spa Facility
In keeping with a commitment to provide guests with a complete luxury experience, The James partnered with the renowned Asha SalonSpa. The Spa by Asha at The James includes three treatment rooms for a unique variety of exceptional spa treatments offering guests a full sensory experience. A true traveler's spa, treatments range from rejuvenating facial services to relaxing massage therapy.
Biking Touring
Complimentary bikes available courtesy of Paul Frank.
Jogging Running
The sophisticated and modern James Chicago hotel, known for its intuitive guest-centric services and dedication to providing unique opportunities for travelers, launches The James Chicago City Running Tour, created by City Running Tours®. As the premier, and only, hotel partner in the city, The James Chicago is offering guided 4.25-mile excursions available to guests and locals alike, led by professional City Running Tour guides.
Located just steps off The Magnificent Mile.
Theatre Museums
The James is also within easy walking distance of many of Chicago's most celebrated attractions and institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, The John Hancock Center, Millennium Park, The Historic Water Tower and The Navy Pier.
Recommended Rooms
The hotel provides rollaway beds. For families, 2 rooms are recommended. "Double guest rooms" allow max occupancy of 4 using existing bedding, for additional fees. Studios and Loft Suites offer all the guest-centric features of the Guest Rooms plus a spacious living area, a full bottle wet bar and, in the Lofts, a private media room.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Touring
    - Dining
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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21c Museum Hotel Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States