The Allerton Hotel Chicago
Structure in General
- The "Tip Top Tap" sign under the building's peak was kept as a historical artifact, even though the bar on top of the hotel has been long closed.
- The architects based the hotel on their design for Barbizon/63 in New York City.
- The setback at the top was required by a 1923 zoning law.
- The entire hotel underwent a $50 million renovation in the 1990s intended to restore the original Northern Italian Renaissance style. As part of this renovation, the hotel was renamed the Allerton Crowne Plaza.
- The main lounge was inspired by the long gallery in Hever Castle in Kent, England.
- The hotel was built as part of a chain of houses for single professionals. Consistent with the times, it reserved 14 floors for men and 6 for women. The men's floors are women's floors were serviced by different elevators.
- Two other Allerton Hotels were built in the same style: by their current names, the Parkview Apartments in Cleveland and the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 in New York.
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Features & Amenities
- City landmark
- National landmark
- Business center is available
- Dry cleaning service is available
- Exercise facility is available
- Illuminated logo on the facade