About The Robey
Perched high above the big intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenues in an Art Deco masterpiece formerly known as the Northwest Tower—stretching 203-feet tall and the only skyscraper for miles—The Robey captures the storied spirit of Chicago: a bustling, ever-changing, big-shouldered town. Taking its name from Robey Street, the north-south artery that would become Damen Avenue, it was the team’s objective from the start to honor the skyscraper’s renowned past while bringing a fresh, new perspective to the 89-room hotel. Originally designed by the firm of Perkins, Chatten, & Hammond as an office building in 1929, each of the hotel's rooms, lobby and roof spaces were transformed by Belgian design duo Nicolas Schuybroek Architects and Marc Merckx Interiors. They began by combining two historic buildings with two very distinct styles. The first contains Tower Rooms, as well as a lobby and roof spaces. In the second building, the adjoining former Hollander Fireproof Warehouse, The Robey offers 20 multi-bed Annex Loft rooms and a multifunctional hall. Built in 1905, the industrial-style space is infused with boutique finishes and custom-designed furniture brought to life by DELORDINAIRE architects. With 180-degree views of the city skyline, including tree-lined streets and the steel girders of L train stops, The Robey welcomes guests to experience Chicago in a completely new context: where today's design meets yesterday's daring, with a little something always happening at night.