Bedderman Lodging, the Chicago-based pioneer of hyper-local alternative lodging, officially announces the opening of The Wheelhouse Hotel (3475 N. Clark St.). Located in Wrigleyville just steps away from Wrigley Field, The Wheelhouse Hotel marks Bedderman Lodging’s first-ever upscale endeavor and the first of its kind for the neighborhood. With an ultra-boutique and home-y feel, integrated with the outstanding service one would expect at a top-tier hotel, The Wheelhouse strives to redefine how to play and stay in one of the city’s most notorious neighborhoods.
Finding home in a restored early 20th century greystone, The Wheelhouse Hotel represents the evolution of the Bedderman Lodging brand as much as it represents the dramatic changes in Wrigleyville. Steps away from all the action, but miles away from the ordinary, the unbeatable location of The Wheelhouse Hotel gives travelers a front row seat to experiencing the city the way a local would.
With six varying room types, travelers can choose from an array of options including terrace penthouse suites, king rooms with a sofa lounge, rooms with bunk bed arrangements catering to large groups and families, and rooms boasting views of Clark Street and the Downtown skyline. A departure from the typical cookie cutter accommodations, guest rooms at The Wheelhouse are painted in dreamy hues of yellow, peach, orange, and blue with rustic wood accent tables, gilded light fixtures, and contemporary finishes. The white and black tiled bathrooms offer illuminating mirrors, walk-in showers with floor to ceiling sliding doors, and marble vanities with earthy wood elements incorporated into the set up. Integrating edgy elements with earthy touches, sprawling windows, walk-in showers, boutique bath products, bespoke millwork, and local art, each guest room sets the scene for a grand slam stay.
The Wheelhouse Hotel’s design, led by Bedderman Lodging’s in-house design team, elegantly blends old and new, with cheeky nods to Wrigleyville’s rich baseball history felt throughout the property. Instantly captivating guests as they walk through the front entrance, a baseball bat art installation, dreamed up by Bedderman Lodging co-founder Robby Baum, flows from one end of the lobby to the other, as multiple rows of additional baseball bats are expelled from the side wall, all donated by Louisville Sluggers. With modern fixtures and edgy finishes, the hotel fuses luxury with Bedderman’s signature design style by incorporating salvaged furniture and found sports memorabilia throughout the property. An upcycled gas station sign is situated on the lobby level replacing the price of gas with the going price for tickets to the Cubs home game scheduled that day. Bedderman’s in-house design team collaborated with Chicago-based Public Space and Curioso on various aspects of the project.
In an effort to give guests all of the comforts of home, The Wheelhouse Hotel offers an assortment of amenities. All rooms feature a locally curated mini bar in collaboration with Southport Grocery, plush bathrobes, luxurious bedding, free WiFi, 50” Samsung Smart TV, boutique bath products, and garment steamers. What’s more? Guests have access to the exclusive Rooftop at The Wheelhouse, a picturesque place to unwind after a long day of exploring the sights of the city. Forthcoming Food & Beverage concepts operated by Union Pizzeria, Union Full Board and Tinker to Evers, are set to open in the coming weeks. Giving guests the option to grab a bite in the comfort of their room, in-room dining delivery is presented brown bag-style by Union Full Board. For travelers who need help curating their stay, Wheelhouse Experts are available to help with everything from gleaning tickets and picking a dining destination, to booking a spa appointment and purchasing local provisions from the lobby Bodega.
Reservations are now being accepted, and rates vary based on season and demand. Reservations can be made online via the website www.wheelhousehotel.com or call 773.248.9001.