It's official: Viceroy Hotel Group has announced that it plans on opening its first Chicago location in the Gold Coast by 2017. The upscale hotelier currently has locations in New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and several other cities throughout North and South America. The Los Angeles based company will be teaming up with Chicago developer Don Wilson's Convexity Properties for the project, which will be located at the site of the old Cedar Hotel at 1118 N. State Street. A zoning application submitted last December reveals an 18 story tower designed by Goettsch Partners that will incorporate the facade of the Cedar Hotel into the new tower. According to a press release, Convexity is still working with residents and community groups on the plan, which could potentially change in size and scale. By the time the Viceroy joins the Chicago hotel scene, it will certainly join a crowded cast of high end and boutique hotels that will be competing for downtown visitors' dollars.
·Viceroy Hotel picks Gold Coast for its Chicago domain [Crain's]
·Hotel Boom Town archives [Curbed Chicago]