Midtown Athletic Clubs Announces Grand Opening of The Hotel at Midtown in Chicago

Now-complete expansion establishes Midtown in Chicago as the largest premier health-and-fitness property in the U.S.

The Hotel at Midtown in Chicago (Photo: Business Wire)

CHICAGO--()--The Hotel at Midtown opens today in Chicago as Midtown Athletic Clubs' first venture into the hospitality space. Located at the bustling intersection of the city’s Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, the 55-room contemporary boutique hotel is the final element of Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago's $85 million renovation. Welcoming travelers and health-and-fitness enthusiasts alike, the hotel offers a world-class resort experience with access to Midtown’s state-of-the-art athletic club.

“We began this project 5 years ago, with the goal of creating a health-and-fitness property unlike anything else,” says Steven Schwartz, president and CEO of Midtown Athletic Clubs. “The Hotel at Midtown delivers luxury resort amenities coupled with unparalleled health-and-fitness offerings. We believe this pioneer project fills a niche within both the fitness and hospitality industries and it represents an entirely new opportunity for Midtown to serve and interact with guests and members not just in Chicago, but worldwide.”

At the heart of the hotel experience are purposefully curated design and unrivaled wellness offerings. The guest rooms feature views of either the Chicago skyline or the outdoor pool. The luxurious rooms are fitted with hardwood floors and have large windows letting in an abundance of light. The Hotel at Midtown also boasts two specialty rooms: a 2-story, 2,100-square-foot Penthouse Suite, featuring a private terrace with city views; and the V Suite, designed by V STARR Interiors, tennis legend Venus Williams’ design firm. Created to invoke a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation, the V Suite features a private bedroom, calming textures, floor-to-ceiling windows with blackout curtains and marble bathrooms.

Williams also designed the tennis lounge at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago, one of the world’s largest indoor tennis centers with 16 indoor courts. All hotel guests receive access to the world-class facilities and programs at Midtown Athletic Club, including indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, yoga, boxing, cycling studio, a golf simulator, fitness classes and more. The Hotel at Midtown features a luxury spa with a customized menu of signature treatments and services, as well as a full-service hair and nail salon. Other amenities include Shave & Tonic, a gentlemen’s barbershop, two meeting rooms, an executive conference room and a variety of event spaces.

Chicago is known for its restaurant scene, and guests at the hotel will find a variety of dining options. Chromium, Midtown’s flagship restaurant led by Executive Chef Amanda Barnes, offers a creative, seasonal menu with farm-to-table ingredients. Chromium’s grab & go and smoothie bar are convenient options for those on the go. The outdoor pool food and drink service make a day at the pool a delight. A private dining room is also available for events.

Room amenities include:

  • Access to all of the club's facilities
  • High-Speed Premium Wi-Fi
  • Easy-access Outlets for Charging Devices
  • 55" Digital Televisions with Streaming Capabilities
  • Gilchrest & Soames Bath Amenities
  • Lavazza Premium Roast Coffee
  • In-Room Refrigerator
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Luxurious Spa Robes
  • Laptop Safe
  • Rollaway Beds, Cribs, and Connecting Rooms Available

Both Midtown Athletic Club and the Hotel at Midtown were designed in conjunction with Evanston-based interior design firm DMAC Architecture. For more information on Midtown Athletic Club and The Hotel at Midtown in Chicago or to book your room today, please visit www.midtownhotelchicago.com.

About Midtown Athletic Clubs

Midtown Athletic Clubs manages a portfolio of super-premium health and fitness clubs in the U.S. and Canada, including Midtown Athletic Club and The Hotel at Midtown in Chicago. Midtown provides members and guests with the places and people to help them live healthy and happy lifestyles. Midtown Athletic Clubs feature the best of everything at world-class facilities – from spas to swimming pools, tennis to turf training, bistros to boutiques, and of course, state-of-the-art fitness. For more information, please visit www.midtown.com.

About V STARR Interiors

V STARR Interiors was founded in 2002 by professional tennis player Venus Williams. Combining Williams’ value for excellence as an athlete with her passion for design, V STARR Interiors by Venus Williams was created as a full-service commercial and residential interior design firm. Since its creation, high-profile clients such as InterContinental Hotels, Midtown Athletic Club and The Hotel at Midtown, and Howard University, among others, have turned to V STARR Interiors to successfully translate their vision into reality. The company is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

About DMAC Architecture

DMAC is a full-service architecture firm based in Evanston, IL, specializing in both commercial and residential projects, with a portfolio ranging from simple interiors to complex buildings. Founded in 1995 by Dwayne MacEwen, the firm prides itself on its ability to generate exceptional, unique and award-winning work. DMAC is known for its extensive knowledge of current fabrication methods, designing and developing interior elements in addition to traditional architecture. Notable projects include Midtown Athletic Club, Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Roka Akor, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Rivers Casino and Resort, Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa, and Lamborghini Gold Coast, with a host of prestigious projects underway. For more information, please visit http://www.dmacarch.com.


Colleen Coors, 312-937-1347


Colleen Coors, 312-937-1347