New Hotel By Wrigley Field Will Look Splashy, Have Big Food-World Names

By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 14, 2016 5:39PM

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Courtesy of Hickory Street Capital

A Ricketts-family-owned development company has offered a small, initial peek on the new boutique hotel that will take root at Clark and Addison, across from Wrigley Field. Here’s what we know: it’s gonna be swank (or the outside will be, at least) and the food will be good.

Publicists on Tuesday released a couple of new renderings of the seven-story, 175-room hotel, which will be named Hotel Zachary, in honor of Wrigley Field architect Zachary Taylor Davis. (File that one away for trivia night.) The design is glassy modern affair, quite a bit more contemporary-looking that much of Wrigleyville’s environs.

“With this new hotel, we look forward to paying respect to the rich and storied history of Chicago architecture, while creating a unique hotel experience for guests,” said Tom Ricketts, Cubs co-owner and chairman of the real-estate developers behind the project, Hickory Street Capital.

Also of note is a smorgasbord of high-profile restaurant-management teams that have signed on. One Off Hospitality (Avec, The Publican), 4 Star Restaurant Group (Dunlays), Folkart Restaurant Management (Billy Sunday, Yusho) and West Town Bakery will all be serving food in some capacity. So travelers will be able to eat well as they live the rather unlikely trend (given that this is the era of Airbnb) of in-neighborhood fancy lodging.

Hickory Street Capital aims to open the hotel in early 2018.

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Courtesy of Hickory Street Capital