By Stephanie Racine | Staff Writer
Published July 4, 2018
The St. Jane Chicago Hotel opened July 1 in the famed Carbide & Carbon skyscraper, 230 N. Michigan Ave., in the former home of the Hard Rock Hotel. The hotel includes 33 floors with 365 guest rooms, 33 of which are higher-end suites.
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the number of rooms was reduced from 381. Becker Ventures retained ownership of the hotel and, together with
the Aparium Hotel Group, they rebranded the hotel as the St. Jane Chicago Hotel.
“Chicago deserves this beauty, and the Carbide & Carbon building deserves to be as impressive on the inside as much as it’s inspiring on the outside,” said Carrie Meghie, principal at Becker Ventures, in a press release.
According to Kevin Robertson, the co-founder and CEO of Aparium Hotel Group, The St. Jane hopes to be a destination for tourists and residents alike with its amenities, restaurants and event spaces setting it apart from other Chicago hotels.
“The hotel will be home to Free Rein, a contemporary American brasserie from Michelin-starred chef Aaron Lirette, a 24th floor lounge, market cafe and 11,000 square feet of meeting space,” said Jordon Aluise, the hotel’s public relations director.
Free Rein will be a New American all-day dining facility, with French influences. It will feature locally sourced food and drink, like Chicago-based Dark Matter Coffee and Arize Imperial Kombucha.
The St. Jane will also give back to the community. “The 365-key hotel will embrace the arts and culture that define Chicago through local partnerships with Marwen, educating and inspiring young people from under-resourced communities through the visual arts,” Aluise said.
According to their press release, they plan on hosting many charity events in their event spaces.
For more information, call the hotel at (312) 345-1000 or visit their website, Stjanehotel.com.