Ambassador Chicago is proud to announce it is joining Hyatt lifestyle hotel brand Joie de Vivre Hotels, which includes a collection of diverse, boutique properties inspired by their surroundings. Located at 1301 N. State Parkway in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Ambassador Chicago is considered one of the city’s original boutique hotels, capturing the essence of the Joie de Vivre brand with its distinct character and neighborhood roots.
“We were immediately drawn to the spirit of the Joie de Vivre Hotels brand,” says Katharine Degoma, general manager of Ambassador Chicago. “The brand celebrates the individuality of each hotel, which is very important to preserve for a one-of-a-kind hotel like Ambassador Chicago. Joining Joie de Vivre Hotels gives us the opportunity to celebrate Ambassador Chicago’s legendary history while also curating authentic experiences for the modern traveler.”
As part of its transition to the Joie de Vivre Hotels brand, the Ambassador Chicago prepares for a refresh. This year, upgrades are planned for the hotel’s 285 elegant guest rooms and suites, including the addition of the Joie de Vivre Hotels brand’s signature Jonathan Adler bath products and 55-inch LG smart TVs with streaming capabilities. Also expected to get a facelift are the hotel’s public spaces such as The Library – a chic lounge serving La Colombe Coffee and fresh pastries from the Coffee Bar by day, and light bites and libations alongside an inviting fireplace come nightfall.
Other hotel amenities include a chic, modern American restaurant, the Food Gallery, which is helmed by Executive Chef Pedro Avila. Over 9,000-square-feet of versatile meeting and event space offer guests a contemporary and historically impressive setting with highlights such as an outdoor terrace on the 17th floor, featuring stunning skyline views, and The Screening Room with a 110-inch flat screen TV. The guest rooms are complete with artisan touches such as BTL SVC ready-to-serve cocktails. Ambassador Chicago also features business and fitness centers and offers guests valet parking with in-and-out privileges.
As a Joie de Vivre hotel, Ambassador Chicago guests who are World of Hyatt members can look forward to rewards and benefits through the World of Hyatt loyalty program. Members who book directly through Hyatt channels can enjoy personalized care and access to distinct benefits including Guest of Honor, confirmed suite upgrades at time of booking, diverse wellbeing offerings, mobile key, exclusive member rates, access to member-only local experiences curated through Hyatt’s FIND program, and much more.