Kinzie Luxury Boutique Hotel in Chicago offers great amenities in the fantastic location- September 2016

Kinzie Hotel in Chicago written by Forrest Graef


The Kinzie Hotel (20 W. Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654, ph: 312-395- 9000,,

a Chicago favorite, is located in Chicago’s desirable River North district near the Magnificent Mile and

theater district. This hotel provides top notch service the moment you walk in the lobby for check-in.

Representatives are seated at office desks as opposed to the ever so common bank teller counters we’re

accustomed to at your typical chain hotels. Kinzie is unique, perfectly located, carefully staffed and will

earn your business in the future – it only takes one night.

Upon check-in, guests are given drink tokens to cash during the manager’s evening reception that boasts

great hors d’oeuvres such as pulled pork sandwiches, deli meats & cheese, guacamole and chips and

fruit and vegetables. There is also a well-stocked continental breakfast offered daily on each floor for


Kinzie Hotel is also pet-friendly so you can bring your dog along for some luxury treatment that includes

a dog bed, dog bowls, dog spa, in-room doggie delights menu and nearby dog parks. If walking your

dog isn’t enough exercise, then you can take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour gym with modern

equipment and classes. Come see how Kinzie Hotel can enhance your Chicago experience and win you

over as a loyal return guest.

Facts and Press Release:



Popular River North hotel to change its name and establish a new

beginning rooted in historical Chicago significance

Kinzie Hotel King Guestroom

(CHICAGO, IL; November X, 2013)— The Kinzie Hotel (20 West Kinzie Street) recently

announced details pertaining to their February 2014 opening in the space currently

housing the Amalfi Hotel. The five story, 215-room, upscale boutique hotel’s multi-

million dollar renovation will boast a timeless contemporary look and new image that

pays tribute to John Kinzie, an untamed man who made a historical stamp on Chicago

throughout the 19 th century.

Situated in the heart of River North, this freshly updated property is just steps away from

the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue and the city’s top restaurants, theaters, and

nightlife. The whimsical ambiance thoughtfully blends relaxation and personalization with

adventure and an authenticity that can only be found at this Chicago-inspired hotel.

Featuring a thoroughly renovated property including all guestrooms, corridors, common

areas, lobby, and meeting spaces, the Kinzie Hotel invites both business and leisure

travelers to experience the various ways in which “Chicago Starts Here.”

"Our focus was to create a concept that truly spoke to the history of Chicago and we

found exactly that in John Kinzie,” says General Manager Dennis Igoe. “Incorporating

elements of his story throughout the hotel’s design, amenities, packages, and

promotions has established a platform on which to build a truly authentic Chicago

experience for our guests.

John Kinzie: A Man of Chicago Firsts

Those familiar with the distinctive statues embedded on each pillar of the Michigan

Avenue bridge might already recognize the man behind the Kinzie Hotel’s namesake.

Prominently recognized as “Chicago’s first civilian,” John Kinzie lived a provocative life

as a silversmith, merchant trader, and banker to Fort Dearborn. After having fathered the

city’s first child of European descent, born in 1805, Kinzie was involved in Chicago’s first

controversial murder (later acquitted) and quickly fled the Battle at Fort Dearborn in

1813. Following his escape to Detroit, Kinzie’s son later returned to Chicago and

established the city’s first hotel and restaurant. The new Kinzie Hotel sits just blocks

from the site where John Kinzie’s original mansion once stood. Now, in its place, rests a

plaque authenticated by the Chicago Historical Society in commemoration of his

significant contributions to the city.

Renovation Navigation

The Kinzie Hotel hosts a total of 210 chic, renovated standard guestrooms, five suites,

and over 1500 square feet of meeting space featuring décor and artwork that speaks to

the local Chicago landscape, blended with a contemporary twist. Designed by

Gettys Design Group Chicago, each guestroom pays homage to the hotel’s exploratory

history with a wall treatment subtly displaying a street map of historic Chicago.

Additionally, guestrooms and common areas display various painted interpretations of

the local Chicago landscape, created exclusively for the Kinzie Hotel.

In addition to the contemporary design elements, each room features complimentary

Wi-Fi, a 42-inch HDTV television with an extensive cable selection, honor bar, plush

robe, a variety of Aveda luxury spa products, lighted vanity mirror, and an in-room safety

deposit box. Guests can also enjoy in-room spa services including massages, facials,

and manicure and pedicure treatments provided by Windy City Massage. In providing

business guests with a remote office, each guestroom is outfitted with a large work

station and complimentary, lightning-fast WiFi delivered through the latest fiber optic

technology at 100 megabits per second. For guests that didn’t pack their laptop, the

hotel also features a 24-hour Business Center, recently enhanced to include PC

workstations, a Mac computer, and printer.

Feeling ‘Double Crossed’

The Kinzie Hotel gives new meaning to the term “double crossed” with its new lounge,

located on the sixth floor. Aptly named the Double Cross Lounge, its inspiration was

derived from both a silver piece designed by John Kinzie in the shape of a double-barred

cross, as well as his mercurial reputation. The newly updated libation locale, open from

5-8pm, provides guests with a generous assortment of complimentary small bites and a

cocktail to kick-off the evening.

The new Kinzie Hotel also features one of the Amalfi Hotel’s most popular guest

amenities. Each guestroom floor features an extended complimentary continental

breakfast, allowing guests to walk just steps from their door to grab fresh fruit, pastries,

cereal, juices, coffee and more each morning. This convenient selection of morning fare

allows guests to enjoy a bite from the comfort of their bed, or take it on-the- go as they

head out for business or to explore the Windy City.

Explore, Discover, and Experience

Perhaps the most distinctive element to the Kinzie Hotel is its dedication in taking guests

on an urban exploration, discovering what makes the Windy City one of the most

traveled destinations in the U.S. Whether seeking a furtive underground gathering,

hidden restaurant gem, lively neighborhood festival, or locally renowned treat, the hotel’s

knowledgeable staff will provide little known tidbits of information to make every visitor’s

experience unique and memorable. Scheduled to be announced in the coming months,

guest packages and promotions at Kinzie Hotel will reflect the property’s historical name

and commitment to providing travelers with a genuine Chicago experience.

Visitors at the Kinzie Hotel will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the

property’s new “We Get It ® ” customer service program. Designed to create a more

tailored guest experience, the program invites those securing a reservation to make any

type of demand that will enhance their stay – from a dozen roses to a personalized

birthday cake or a jar of gummy worms. The hotel will happily accommodate each

request upon check-in to ensure an unmatched hospitality experience.

About Kinzie Hotel

The Kinzie Hotel, managed by Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, will open in the first quarter of

2014.. The Kinzie Hotel is currently taking reservations for its February launch via the

Amalfi Hotel website at or by phone on their toll-free

reservation line at 877.262.5341.   Also visit

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