The Wheelhouse Hotel has opened in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, as the maiden upscale concept from Bedderman Lodging. Housed within an overhauled 20th century greystone, the hotel embraces its proximity to Wrigley Field with playful baseball-themed elements, ranging from a vintage green scoreboard and salvaged stadium seating to a baseball bat art installation.
The living room-style lobby features polished concrete floors, salvaged furniture, warm brick walls, and wooden beams on the ceiling. A retrofitted blue gas station sign displays the going rates for ticket prices for Cubs games, while baseball quotes from legends like Yogi Berra grace the walls. Complete with a 2,000-square-foot patio, the full-service eatery Union Full Board is housed in the lobby as well, while the cocktail concept Tinker to Evers is outfitted in the basement.
All 21 guestrooms feature an urban, lofty atmosphere accented in shades such as peach, yellow, orange, and blue. Distinctive layouts ensure a unique experience for all guestrooms, with configurations that include four bunk bed or soaring, 12-foot-tall ceilings. A handful of guestrooms are equipped with balconies, while black and white mosaic floors adorn each bathroom. An expansive rooftop deck and bar crown the property.