Chicago's Sutton Place Now Thompson Chicago

Closed since December 2012, The Sutton Place Chicago reopened this month as Thompson Chicago, Commune Hotels & Resorts announced.

The property, which has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation, is located in Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast neighborhood. It offers 247 guest rooms and 12,225 square feet of meeting space, not to mention a 1,000-square-foot 24-hour fitness center and a full-service restaurant opening in December.

The hotel caters to techy travelers: It offers free Wi-Fi, bedside lighting controls and nightstands with built-in USB chargers. Plus, each guest room has its own ISP address and therefore functions as its own Internet hotspot.

“Inspired by Chicago’s striking architecture and rich cultural heritage, the alluring appeal of the Thompson brand will draw locals and visitors alike to Thompson Chicago,” Commune Hotels & Resorts CEO Niki Leondakis said in a statement. “This distinct property, in its coveted location, offers both comfort and style with its bold and provocative vibe that charms and invites guests to feel at home and have a genuinely good time.”

Commune Hotels & Resorts was formed in 2011 when Thompson Hotels merged with Joie de Vivre Hospitality. Its combined portfolio includes more than 45 hotels, including 33 Joie de Vivre hotels and 12 Thompson hotels. For more information, visit

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