Rooms 89 /Architecture Antunovich Associates /Interior Design Nicolas Schuybroek Architects & Marc Merckx Interiors /The Original Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha
Occupying two distinctly different landmark buildings in Chicago’s swinging Wicker Park neighborhood, The Robey draws a hip and creative crowd with synergistic design and a smorgasbord of culinary offerings. Situated at the six-way intersection of Milwaukee, Damen, and North Avenues inside the Northwest Tower—a limestone Art Deco structure known colloquially as the Coyote Building—and an adjoining old fireproof warehouse, the property scoops up curious gourmands with Modern American cuisine at the ground-floor Café Robey and summer-inspired Americana dishes at Cabana Club, which also boasts a rooftop pool and terrace. Sky-high cocktails are also served at The Up Room rooftop cocktail lounge, which gazes out over Chicago’s ever-changing cityscape. The 89-room hotel by Grupo Habita also offers meeting facilities and a swanky Panorama suite and bar, which are more attuned to sober sophistication, while the hotel’s Robey Hall, inside the old Hollander Fireproof Warehouse, is a multifunctional industrial-chic event space that epitomizes Chicago’s young entrepreneurial spirit.
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Food & Drink
Café Robey: modern American cuisine, rooftop bar, & lounge
Private events and meetings spaces
Spa & Recreation
Rooms & Suites
The 89 rooms and suites range from 215 to 675 square feet. All 69 of the Tower Rooms in the Coyote Building offer a king-size bed, apart from the 215- to 260-square-feet Landmark Queen room, which features a queen-size bed, while the Corner Suite, the Panorama Suite, and the Landmark Queen room also boast a sitting area. The Panorama Suite, at 675 square feet, also affords 180-degree skyline views. The 20 multi-bed Annex Loft rooms span between 260 and 390 feet, and all offer a lounge area, a workspace, a bathroom with a shower, and city views.
For Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha, building hotels that reflect their surroundings is more than just a job—it’s a passion that drove these two Mexican entrepreneurs from citrus farming and investment banking to boutique hospitality. “Even if we’re successful at something, we don’t repeat it,” Couturier says. “We like this sense of passion and audacity.” Their Grupo Habita collection has grown to include very diverse properties, including 13 Design Hotels™ member hotels across Mexico and the U.S. Ambitious, fun-loving and well-traveled, the dynamic duo was awarded ‘Team of the Year 2011’ by FIZZZ Magazine.