Chicago-based Bedderman Lodging announced the opening of The Wheelhouse Hotel on September 1. Located at 3475 N. Clark Street in Wrigleyville, The Wheelhouse Hotel marks Bedderman’s first-ever upscale endeavor and the first of its kind for the neighborhood.
“When we entered into this renovation project we knew there would be obstacles, but the result is an intimate, welcoming and distinct 21-room hotel that brings uncharted luxury to Wrigleyville,” said Bedderman co-founder Robert Baum.
The Wheelhouse Hotel repurposes a restored, early 20th Century greystone. A baseball bat art installation 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 Slugger. Salvaged furniture and found sports memorabilia infuse the hotel with modern fixtures and edgy finishes. An upcycled gas station sign situated on the lobby level swaps gas prices for the going rate of 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.
“Wrigleyville is undergoing a monumental shift at the moment, with new neighbors, improvements and developments being announced daily. We’re looking forward to bringing travelers, and our neighbors, an elevated experience that at a time didn’t exist in this neighborhood,” said Bedderman co-founder Michael Downing.
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 and free Wi-Fi. Guests also 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 and beverage concepts operated by Union Pizzeria, Union Full Board and Tinker to Evers, are set to open in the coming weeks.