Chicago's Amalfi Hotel to Become 'Kinzie Hotel'

In February 2014, Chicago’s Amalfi Hotel will become the Kinzie Hotel, the property’s manager, Portfolio Hotels & Resorts, announced this month.

Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, the Kinzie is named for John Kinzie, a prominent figure in Chicago history who was among the city’s first permanent European settlers, and also its first murderer — although he was later acquitted on grounds of self-defense.

Prior to its debut, the hotel, which has 215 guest rooms and over 1,500 square feet of meeting space, will undergo a Chicago-themed renovation encompassing its guest rooms, corridors, common areas, lobby, lounge and meeting spaces, as well as a new John Kinzie-inspired lounge.

“Our focus was to create a concept that truly spoke to the history of Chicago and we found exactly that in John Kinzie,” General Manager Dennis Igoe said in a statement. “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.”

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