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Joie de Vivre Hotels to Open the 184-room Hotel Lincoln
in Chicago, Illinois

Owned by AJ Capital Partners and Centrum Properties


CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
- Joie de Vivre Hotels is thrilled to announce that Hotel Lincoln (1816 N. Clark St.) will officially open its doors to guests on Thursday, March 8, 2012, anchoring Lincoln Park with a vibrant new gathering destination. Ideally situated along the lakefront, this new boutique hotel offers polished, yet approachable service across its diverse programming platforms, which include 184 fully renovated guestrooms, award-winning dining, and executive meeting capabilities -- all within a five-minute cab or bus ride from downtown.

"Hotel Lincoln will serve as a community gathering place, where residents can relax in the heart of their own city and visitors can enjoy a live-like-a-local experience," says General Manager Bob Shelley. "We are thrilled to open our doors next month and look forward to introducing Chicagoans to Joie de Vivre's signature hospitality." (View a virtual tour of Hotel Lincoln here.)
 
Highlights of the hotel's unique amenities and signature services include:

Guest Rooms

  • With layouts ranging from chic studios to family suites outfitted with bunk beds, Hotel Lincoln's 184 completely smoke-free accommodations feature an eclectic design scheme with an all-American appeal. Each room is adorned with vibrant colors, trunk-style faux crocodile nightstands, artwork by Marwen and Project Onward, accent pieces that reflect the hotel's proximity to the Lincoln Park Zoo, and other charming unexpected details, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, home-away-from-home experience. Sixty percent have a direct view of Lake Michigan, with others offering views of downtown Chicago. Guests with four-legged companions will delight in access to the hotel's pet-friendly programming, providing amenities such as dog beds and food and water bowls for in-room use.
An Innovative Take on Hotel Dining
  • In-Room Dining: Hotel Lincoln's in-room dining program offers a selection of freshly prepared, locally sourced snacks and entrees, which will rotate daily, that have been crafted by Chef Virant for in-room enjoyment and reflect the seasonal, sustainable programming offered at Perennial Virant, located on the hotel's ground floor.
  • Elaine's Coffee Call: Located off the east side of the lobby, Elaine's Coffee Call is a European-style coffee bar, presenting La Colombe coffee and a daily selection of freshly made pastries from the Perennial Virant team, plus other beverages and light bites.
  • Rooftop Lounge: In June 2012, Hotel Lincoln will unveil an expansive rooftop lounge, with capacity to accommodate 175 outdoors and up to 75 indoors. The space will offer a menu of creative bar bites and seasonal craft cocktails designed by Chef Virant, which guests can enjoy while marveling at spectacular, unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.
Neighborly Gathering Spaces
  • With the ability to accommodate up to 100 people in flexible meeting space on its second floor and up to 250 guests total throughout the indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge, Hotel Lincoln's unique meeting space is designed to suit every group's needs, featuring state-of-the-art A/V capabilities and fully customized catering menus from Perennial Virant.
About Hotel Lincoln
Located in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood at 1816 N. Clark St., Hotel Lincoln is a newly renovated boutique hotel, managed by Joie de Vivre Hotels, under the ownership of AJ Capital Partners and Centrum Properties. The property offers 184 uniquely appointed guest rooms, meeting space with stunning views of Lake Michigan, a lobby-level European-style coffee bar, an expansive rooftop lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, immediate access to the Michelin-rated Perennial Virant operated by the BOKA Group on its ground floor, and a prime address within steps to the neighborhood's most popular attractions, providing a genuine new community anchor and connection to city living. Get up-to-the-minute news on the hotel by following it on Twitter and Facebook. For room reservations and event requests at Hotel Lincoln, call 888.378.7994 or visit www.hotellincolnchicago.com

About Joie de Vivre Hotels
Joie de Vivre Hotels embarked on its mission to "create joy" for guests in 1987, when Chip Conley founded the innovative hospitality company in San Francisco. Each one of Joie de Vivre's more than 30 hotels is an original concept designed to reflect the local community and engage the five senses so that guests enjoy authentic, memorable experiences. Joie de Vivre manages the largest collection of boutique hotels and resorts in California and is expanding outside the state with openings in Scottsdale, Ariz., Chicago and Honolulu. www.jdvhotels.com
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Contact: 

Hotel Lincoln
1816 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(888) 378-7994
 www.hotellincolnchicago.com
www.facebook.com/HotelLincolnChicago
www.twitter.com/HotelLincoln

Isabelli Media Relation
Caroline Michaud/Janet Isabelli
caroline@isabellimediarelations.com / janet@isabellimediarelations.com
(312) 878-1222


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