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Design Dialogues: Downtown Hotel Boom

Many long-vacant historic office buildings are benefiting from Chicago’s ambitious tourism goals, as hotel conversions are popping up all over the loop. Will we continue to see more hotels like the Virgin, LondonHouse at the London Guarantee, and the Chicago Athletic Association step in and bring new life to historic buildings?

Panelists:

  • John Rutledge, Founder, President & CEO, Oxford Capital Group, LLC; developer converting the London Guarantee Building into LondonHouse
  • Cindy Chan Roubik, ALA, LEED AP, Preservation Architect, City of Chicago Historic Preservation Division
  • Paul Alessandro, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Principal, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture; architect of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and the Hampton Inn at the Chicago Motor Club Building
  • Moderator: Chris Bentley, Midwest Editor of Architect’s Newspaper and WBEZ contributor
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