FULTON MARKET — Ahead of a fall opening, Ace Hotel in Fulton Market is now accepting reservations.
The boutique hotel, at 311 N. Morgan St. across from Google Chicago's corporate headquarters, will officially open Sept. 1, owners announced Wednesday. The 159-room hotel will also feature a restaurant and bar with a yet-to-be-announced "local partner," owners said, and a café by Portland-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
Ace Hotel Chicago will also have a rooftop bar, 24-hour room service and and free WiFi.
A portion of the proceeds from reservations booked online before April 15 will benefit three Chicago-based charities that aim to impact young people's lives — Little Black Pearl, Young Chicago Authors and 826CHI. Ace Hotel aims to give up to $25,000 to the non-profits as part of the early reservation drive.
Little Black Pearl exposes urban youth to art and culture, educating them about profitable connections between art and business. Young Chicago Authors, home of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, focuses on transforming the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication and performance education. And 826CHI supports students with creative and expository writing skills, helping teachers inspire young people to write.
Kelly Sawdon, Ace Hotel partner and chief brand officer, said Chicago's Ace Hotel aims to serve as a platform for creativity and social justice.
"Ace Hotel started with a simple goal to support artists and musicians, and to act as a platform for cultural exchange with the local community," Sawdon said. "As we've grown, we've started to think about our impact on a larger scale. We have a unique opportunity to bring about positive social change in the cities we inhabit, and we want to do that with organizations that have long been invested in Chicago."
Pulling inspiration from famed Chicago architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg, Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Netsch, L.A.-based design studio Commune is working with local students, artists, designers and retailers to design ACE Hotel.
Hotel owners owners worked with developer Sterling Bay and GREC Architects to build the Chicago Ace Hotel.
Ace Hotel also operates hotels in Seattle, Portland, New York, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, London, Pittsburgh and New Orleans.
The West Loop is home to the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown, Soho House Chicago, a Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. A Nobu Hotel on Randolph, Hoxton Hotel on Lake Street, a hotel by Equinox fitness clubs on Randolph and an 11-room bed and breakfast on Washington are all under construction or in the works.