Chicago Ritz-Carlton (Finally) Part of Ritz-Carlton Portfolio

By Paul Riegler on 3 August 2015
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A Ritz-Carlton guestroom

A Ritz-Carlton guestroom

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago is no longer a Four Seasons hotel but a full member of the Ritz-Carlton portfolio of hotels.

The storied property, which opened in 1975, used the name under a license agreement with a predecessor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and had been part of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts’ portfolio.

A message on the Four Seasons website confirmed the change: “effective July 31, 2015, the Hotel will no longer be managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.”

Effective immediately, guests can make a reservation for a stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago on the Ritz-Carlton website and will be eligible for Ritz-Carlton Rewards benefits as well.

The Maryland-based hotelier also announced that the 435-room property, which is located on floors 15 through 30 of Water Tower Place on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, will undergo an extensive renovation of its guest rooms and public space over the next two years. The hotel has 101 suites, a spa, a restaurant, and over 21,000 square feet (1,950 square meters) of meeting and event space.

“We are delighted to welcome The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago,” said Herve Humler, the chain’s president, calling it one of the “truly iconic luxury hotels in the United States.”

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