The Rose Hotel, a 165-room property, opened as part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection. The hotel is billed as Rosemont’s first boutique offering and is the 14th hotel in the Tapestry Collection and its first in Illinois. It's also the first property in the portfolio built from scratch.
"Most of the hotels around here have been here for double-digit years," said Dana Solomon, director of sales for The Rose. "We're something fresh and new, something a little different in the area."
Owned by Riverwoods-based Janko Group, the artsy hotel is five stories high and located in the town’s new Pearl District. This 16-acre mixed-use development includes an outpost of the arcade-sports-bar-restaurant Dave & Buster's, the Italian eatery Carmine's and Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House, a Texas import.
The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is in close proximity to O'Hare International Airport, which influenced its amenities and design. Triple-pane windows let you to see, not hear, the endless parade of planes coming and going at one of the world's busiest airports. Flight schedules are displayed on a large monitor by the hotel's front door and a complimentary 24-hour shuttle takes guests to and from O'Hare.
The hotel has three meeting spaces, totaling 5,000 square feet, that can double as temporary boardrooms for travelers needing to do business close to the airport. Two small ballrooms can accommodate between 100 and 150 people.
In the public space between those two ballrooms, lighting is in the form of a dozen open umbrellas hanging from the ceiling, bathing the room in soft pink -- an accent color that pops up throughout the hotel.
The umbrella installation is one of several whimsical design touches, the most notable being the zebralike black-and-white stripes plastered across a 44-foot feature wall in the lobby. Several eight-foot-tall mannequins also got the so-called dazzle camouflage treatment, creating an optical illusion of sorts.
The long, ground-floor lobby/lounge features a funky, round fireplace and numerous places to kick back and congregate, like the sleek, white bar and clusters of gray sofas near big-screen TVs.
The open concept extends into the 65-seat restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Executive chef Nicholas Malloy, whose previous gigs include the JW Marriott downtown, oversees the restaurant and the adjoining 16-seat, glass-walled private dining room. A small "market" near the front desk sells a selection of grab-and-go items.
In addition to the airport shuttle, The Rose has another shuttle designated for guests wanting a lift to and from the nearby Rosemont Theatre, Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines or anywhere else within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.
Information based off a news release from The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.