Chicago opens luxury boutique hotel

Chicago becomes home to chic urban retreat at the dana hotel and spa, a new $60 million property situated at 660 N. State Street in the River North neighborhood.
The 26-story, 216-room dana hotel and spa boasts an environment of comfort and serenity, while featuring state-of-the-art in-room amenities and sophisticated dining and lounge experiences. A dana centerpiece is its full-floor, full-service luxury urban spa and fitness centre, developed by the Inova Group, the company behind spas at several Four Seasons and Peninsula Hotel properties. 

The dana hotel and spa, developed and managed by Chicago-based Neighborhood Development Corporation in a joint venture with Gold Coast Hotels, Inc., is the city’s sole independent, locally-operated luxury lifestyle hotel built from the ground up, and its owners aim to redefine the lifestyle hotel model whereby contemporary style and exemplary service co-exist.

“Through our extensive international travels and research, we found that most boutique hotels emphasize either a cool, design-oriented environment or a warm, service-based ethic, but not both. At the dana, we intend for our guests to experience a sense of wonder at the artful surroundings but not at the expense of stellar, hands-on service,” said Eugene “Gene” Kornota, Neighborhood Development Corp. (NDC) Principal.