Hotel Allegro Chicago: Chicago, Illinois
Hotel Allegro Chicago is located in the hub of all the excitement Chicago’s Theatre District has to offer! With a precise color palette of cool blues and sultry silvers, and accented with gold and reds in the lobby, Hotel Allegro Chicago has a distinct art-deco feel while remaining thoroughly modern. The "soothing royal blues and silver grays of over 480 guestrooms and suites mix with chocolate browns to melt away the cares of the day, and the little surprises throughout, like the star-patterned shadow from the light onto the sky blue ceiling," adds unique sparkle to your visit. In addition, guests are invited to dine at two wonderful hotel restaurants Encore Lunch Club and Liquid Lounge, a casual luncheon spot and hip bar, and 312 Chicago, which captures old world charm with contemporary Italian flair. Either establishment is a perfect choice for whatever a theatergoer’s pre or post show desire.
Mary Perino-Fleming is a Manager at Hotel Allegro Chicago. Hotel Allegro Chicago is owned by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Mary Perino-Fleming, Manager
What is your favorite word to describe Chicago? Exciting.
What word best reflects the people of Chicago? Warm.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Chicago? The Lakefront.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Chicago?
Riding my bike on the Lakefront from Hollywood to Hyde Park.
The Lakefront Trail is over eighteen miles of paved trail along Lake Michigan. Please visit Lakefront Trail for a map and additional information.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Chicago?
Enjoying the amazing museums Chicago has to offer: Museum of Science & Industry, the Field, the Shedd, the Planetarium, the MCA, the Art Institute and now that I have a child – the Children’s Museum at Navy Pier.
The Museum of Science and Industry:
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Hours: Monday–Saturday 9:30am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm
The Field Museum: 1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Hours: Daily, 9am-5pm
Shedd Aquarium: 1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am–5pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am–6pm
Adler Planetarium: 1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4:30pm
Museum of Contemporary Art:
220 East Chicago Avenue
Hours: Tuesday 10am-8pm and Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
The Art Institute of Chicago:
111 South Michigan Avenue
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 10:30am–5:00pm, Thursday 10:30am–8pm, Friday 10:30am–5pm and Saturday–Sunday 10am–5pm
Chicago Children’s Museum:
700 East Grand Avenue, at Navy Pier
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm and Thursday evenings 5pm-8pm
What is your favorite sound or noise in Chicago?
Summer Neighborhood Festivals.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Chicago?
Blommer Chocolate Factory – the smell of chocolate from the factory lingers in the air miles from the plant.
In 1939, Blommer Chocolate was founded by brothers Henry, Al and Bernard in Chicago, Illinois.
What drink best reflects Chicago?
This is a Beer Town! Two great places to have a beer in Chicago: the Rock Bottom Brewery on Grand and the Goose Island Brew Pub on Clybourn. Each offers their own unique micro-brews.
Rock Bottom: 1 West Grand Avenue
Hours: Daily 11am-2pm
Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub: 1800 North Clybourn
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-1am, Friday 11am-2am, Saturday 11am-2am and Sunday 11am-1am
What song or type of music best reflects Chicago?
Not to sound too stereotypical – Jazz. This music genre can be hectic and random, but is also comfortable and warm. Check out the Jazz Festival, which takes place annually in September in Chicago's beautiful Grant Park.
If Heaven were Chicago, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Feel free to let the true you come out.
Do not be concerned with fitting in – everyone is welcome here.
Hotel Allegro Chicago: Chicago, Illinois • 171 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois • Phone: 800-643-1500 or 312-236-0123