Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Hilton Chicago at 720 S. Michigan Shuts Down on Friday

Yesterday we spoke about the city tapping hotels to house the sick.  Today it looks likes one of the Sloop's biggest hotels is shutting down for now (via Chicago Tribune):
The artsy 21c Museum Hotel made its River North debut in February. A little over a month later, the 297-room property has gone dark. 
One of the largest hotels in the city will soon follow suit. The 1,544-room Hilton Chicago at 720 S. Michigan Avenue is notifying guests that it will suspend operations as of Friday, Hilton spokeswoman Laura Ford said. 
Like a growing number of hotels, the properties will be closed indefinitely as the new coronavirus continues to cripple the industry and spark massive job losses and cutbacks that are affecting employees in every department, from housekeeping to the c-suite. 
What started a week ago with a couple of luxury properties downtown has turned into a wave of hotel closures across the city. Ace, Loews, Virgin, The Hoxton, Omni, Four Seasons, Chicago Athletic Association, Park Hyatt, The Peninsula, Hotel Zachary — the list of shuttered addresses keeps getting longer, and experts predict there’s more to come.

While I know it's serious times, some entertainment and humor can be beneficial.  With that said, here is the end of the move The Fugitive which ended at the hotel:

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