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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Downtown hotel boom: Bringing new life to significant historic buildings
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, Hotel 360 at the London Guarantee, and the Chicago Athletic Association step in and bring new life to historic buildings?
- 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
- Robin Standefer, Principal, Roman and Williams; architect of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (invited)
- Moderator: Chris Bentley, Midwest Editor of Architect's Newspaper and WBEZ contributor
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LOCATION: CAF Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
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