Tribute Portfolio, part of Marriott International, Inc., together with Hickory Street Capital, a real estate development company owned by the Ricketts family, announced the opening of Hotel Zachary (3630 N Clark Street) in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. With 173 guest rooms, welcoming public spaces and an assortment of Chicago-based culinary offerings, the hotel is located directly across the street from the iconic Wrigley Field and delivers a genuine Chicago neighborhood experience, whether you are a baseball fan, curious traveler or local-in-the know.
“We are proud to bring Hotel Zachary to the Lakeview neighborhood,” said Tom Ricketts, chairman of Hickory Street Capital. “We started this project more than two years ago as part of our commitment to enhance the community and look forward to welcoming guests from distances both near and far to explore all that this neighborhood has to offer year-round.”
Hotel Zachary, inspired by world-renowned Wrigley Field architect and Chicagoan, Zachary Taylor Davis, pays homage to its namesake through an effortlessly stylish blend of classic and modern design that creates a timeless aesthetic. To bring this vision to life, Hickory Street Capital tapped Studio K Creative to design the public spaces, including the formal entryway and expansive second floor lobby that features reception, The Bar at Hotel Zachary and Alma Room. Throughout these spaces, visitors will find furnishings, finishes, artwork and amenities born right from Chicago’s architectural DNA, making each area feel like a curated home. A main focal wall features Davis’ original sketch of Wrigley Field, while the rest of the space is completed with found pieces, custom artwork, family photos, and Davis’ original blueprints and sketches.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hotel Zachary into the Tribute Portfolio family,” said Jennifer Connell, Vice President, Brand Marketing & Management, Tribute Portfolio. “Our guests crave the real deal when they are traveling, from the people they meet to the design and ambiance that surround them. With its energetic vibe and dynamic social spaces, Hotel Zachary will not disappoint as the way to experience Chicago like a local.”
Food and beverage concepts within the hotel include The Bar at Hotel Zachary and Alma Room, both located on the second floor. Communal tables and vibrant outdoor patios create a gathering place for travelers and locals to unplug, unwind and connect with one another. The Bar at Hotel Zachary acts as the central hub, offering globally-inspired casual fare from sandwiches and salads to appetizers and shared plates, as well as classic cocktails and an extensive wine program. The Alma Room, named in honor of Davis’ wife Alma Conant Davis, is an intimate and stylish space open for breakfast daily, and perfect for small private parties and special gatherings. The space features an obscured hand-written love letter printed on canvas and punctuated by the hot pink neon words, “Love Alma.”
“From inception, we set out to honor the hotel’s namesake, Zachary Taylor Davis, who defined this neighborhood more than a century ago,” said Eric Nordness, Senior Vice President of Hickory Street Capital. “We worked closely with Davis’ family throughout the entire development process to ensure his legacy was celebrated. Visitors will find curated and memorable experiences in the hotel’s innovative design, unique amenities and abundant culinary offerings when they visit this spring.”
Hotel Zachary offers guests an inviting and authentic “home base” with 173 guest rooms, including 20 suites, designed by Stantec Architecture. A warm color palette of rich blue accents provide a backdrop for an eclectic mix of furnishings. From an ivy-green headboard, pinstripe carpet and a custom paneled armoire to a traditional leather wing chair and a carefully curated art program, the room design captures Davis’ progressive spirit with clever nods to baseball and the surrounding neighborhood.
Room types include king and queen-queen, all spacious in layout with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a variety of suites. The Wrigley Suites feature a gentleman’s chest and bar set up with a private balcony, and the signature Marquee Suites have a residential layout with a separate lounge and dining room that offer panoramic views of the Wrigley Field Marquee and Chicago skyline. Guest amenities include Ivy Urban Apothecary bath products, made exclusively by LATHER, in Carrera marble bathrooms, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and a fitness center.
Hotel Zachary is also home to highly anticipated restaurant concepts opening in early April. Mordecai, a bi-level cocktail bar and restaurant from Folkart Restaurant Management, is directly accessed from the hotel lobby. Guests can enjoy limited-edition pours, classic drinks, and American-inspired bar fare from Executive Chef Jared Wentworth. On the hotel’s ground floor West Town Bakery and Tap, from Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, offers spiked milkshakes, creative bakery cocktails, beer on draft, cakeballs, doughnuts and coffee. Just outside the hotel doors, additional dining options include Big Star, Smoke Daddy and Dutch & Doc’s, making Hotel Zachary a world-class restaurant destination.