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'Cubist-Influenced' Godfrey Hotel to Open in River North in February

 Get an early look at plans for River North's newest hotel, opening in February.
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RIVER NORTH — The 16-story Godfrey Hotel will open its "cubist-influenced" doors next February after years of construction, and newly released renderings of the property showcase high-concept guest rooms and a fourth-floor "roofscape" with a year-round outdoor lounge.

The hotel, long under construction at 127 W. Huron St., will house 221 rooms, including 12 "Executive King" rooms and 27 one-bedroom suites.

The fourth floor features a 15,000-square-foot rooftop lounge and meeting space that includes the I|O Urban Roofscape, an outdoor bar that's open year-round thanks to a retractable roof and a two-level fire pit.

The hotel's interiors, designed by neighboring River North firm Gettys Design Group Chicago, include a two-room "spa boutique" and an all-white, elliptical lobby.

The building's exterior aims for a similar aesthetic, which architect David Jennerjahn of Valerio Dewalt Train described last month as "a taut wrapping of cubist forms that shift inward and outward to reveal the building's expressive structural frame."

Reservations are open now for stays starting Feb. 1, at an introductory rate of $159 per night in a non-suite room, though a spokeswoman warned that pricing may change between now and the opening later this winter. The hotel's priciest overnight package, which includes spa treatments, starts at $459 for a one-night stay for two.