Located at the intersection of Cedar and State streets in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, the historic Cedar Hotel takes on a new identity as a Viceroy property.
The four-story brick-and-terra-cotta façade of the original Cedar Hotel is preserved and given fresh life, fronting a new 18-story hotel tower. Visitors enter an open, three-story lobby space with an adjacent restaurant and lounge. Additional amenities include a ballroom and conference suite on Level 4, with access to a large outdoor roof terrace overlooking State Street. The rooftop lounge with outdoor pool and landscaped terrace offers views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline.
A unique identity for the Viceroy emerges through the contrasting façades of the new tower and the historic Cedar Hotel. The brick and terra cotta of the 1920s-era Cedar Hotel exemplifies the traditional, historical notion of a building façade as a two-dimensional arrangement of building elements and ornamentation. The Cedar façade is an elevation composition of classical and baroque elements. By contrast, the glass curtain wall of the new hotel tower is a taut, three-dimensional envelope. The distinctive “folding” geometry creates a seamless overall composition without a specific orientation. A secondary material palette of brick and aluminum panels provides a counterpoint to the glass facade.
With 180 guestrooms and suites, the Viceroy Chicago, a reborn property at a high-profile intersection in one of Chicago’s most vibrant and rapidly changing neighborhoods, offers a one-of-a kind guest experience.