Considered one of the best hotels in Chicago, the Kimpton Gray Hotel, also known as The Gray, is best known for its opulence and exquisite on-site dining and amenities. Situated in the Financial District and located in the historic New York Life Insurance Building, The Gray is grand and lavish, but also timely and accessible. It’s a popular option for weddings and special occasions because of its marble entryway, but also a hip and happening spot for happy hours and hangouts.
Despite being named after the Georgia Gray marble that lines its walls and its grand staircase (a masterpiece), there’s nothing gray or dull about the Kimpton Gray Hotel. On several levels of the property, you’ll find a number of entertainment options. For starters, there’s the nightly wine hour hosted by the hotel – a great way to meet other guests and interact with the concierge team (so friendly, so helpful.) On the same level, there’s Vol. 39, a chic respite featuring bar-cart service and small bites in a bookish setting. A few stories up, there’s my personal favorite, Boleo, a rooftop bar and lounge with delicious South American eats and a sultry playlist underneath the Chicago night sky. As per the Boleo website, “the massive retractable glass roof keeps the vibe warm no matter the season.” Amen, who needs the club?
If chill house music isn’t your thing, no worries. You can always head back downstairs for some quiet reading time in the hotel’s stately lobby. Hmm, just don’t forget to leave before 5pm, that’s when the boozier crowd comes down to get their wine. Or, you can borrow a hotel bike and take a leisurely stroll through town. Down time can’t get any easier.
Another feat, concierge is always ready to help—like really help. Forgot an item at home? No worries, just send them a friendly text and they’ll deliver your travel essential in a beat. Unreal, but fabulous.
Equal parts elegance and equal parts comfort, the Kimpton Gray hotel is a top choice in the Windy City. Located in Chicago’s historic loop, the Gray hotel is also within walking distance to many of the city’s main attractions. Go watch Hamilton at the CIBC Theatre or grab brunch at The Gage located on Magnificent Mile (order the Corned Beef Hash, it’s heaven). Go to the Art Institute of Chicago to see the best of civilization or plan a picnic along Lake Michigan.
Like most American cities, you’ll soon understand Chicago isn’t a city you visit only once. It’s a city with multiple layers and fragments, rich in diversity – architecturally, culturally and otherwise. It’s a city full of culture, history, food, art, entertainment and natural beauty and the Kimpton Gray Hotel is there to ease you into your fascination with the city and welcome you back each time you return.
Thank you to Kimpton Gray Hotel.
122 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603