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Information about The James Chicago Hotel

Found in the trendy downtown Chicago area just off Michigan Avenue, The James is a gorgeous city retreat with the Chicago’s most fashionable shops, bars and restaurants close by. Defined by elegant décor and sumptuous design touches, this hotel is luxurious and cosy. There’s a gym, an award-winning steakhouse, and a state-of-the-art business centre. Rooms and suites are sleek and contemporary and perfect for unwinding in after a long day with HD Smart TVs and free wi-fi.

The culinary experience at David Burkes Primehouse showcases The James discriminating taste and creativity-beginning with some of Burkes notable dishes like the Surf and Turf Dumplings Filled with Short Rib Barbeque and Lobster Mousse-Pretzel Crusted Crab Cake with Grape Tomato-Cucumber- Kumquats-Mango-Mayo and Poppy Seed Honey-and Kobe Beef Sashimi on Himalayan Rock Salt with Mushroom Chips and Truffle Sauce. The menu features meats handpicked from Creekstone Farms in Kentucky and dry-aged for 28 to 75 days on-premise in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room.Perfect for after work cocktails or a full meal, the newly renovated Primehouse Bar provides its own signature culinary experience in a classic steakhouse setting. Executive Chef Rick Gresh has created a unique dining experience for guests through an exclusive bar menu. It features a combination of updated Primehouse favorites and innovative pairings, such as “liberated” caviar and vodka, as well as whiskey and cheese pairings from local organic distillery, Koval.Sophisticated and inviting, JIMMY at The James Chicago offers an upscale, unpretentious environment to enjoy a progressive cocktail menu. The menu will showcase exclusive a list of small batch and artisanal spirits, both local and worldwide. Creative cocktails include modern updates on classic drinks including the mojito, vesper, julep, and more. Designed by three-time James Beard award-winning designer, Thomas Schlesser, the intimate space includes warm earth tones, walnut paneling, bronze surfaces and contrasting chrome details. Opening in Summer 2013.Chef David Burke brings his signature style to Burke’s Bacon Bar with a selection of mini palm-sized sandwiches dubbed “handwiches” as well as sides, salads and sweets. Menu highlights include four different types of bacon from Matilda Cured Bacon to Benton’s Tennessee Bacon, as well as signature handwiches such as the Mexican BLTA and Chicago Bacon Dog. For dessert, guests can choose from a selection of offerings such as sugar cone yogurt and bacon puffs filled with chocolate mousse.A modern interpretation of the classic “chef’s table”, the brand new Burke’s Dining Room is an intimate venue ideal for special occasions. It features rotating, seasonal menus with a Primehouse Chef personally preparing and presiding over each event. The space boasts an exclusive private dining atmosphere where personal detail and service is thoroughly maintained. Suitable for a guest list of up to 20 people, Burke’s Dining Room includes an impressive temperature-controlled wine storage display, modern, contemporary furnishings as well as custom artworks. Or if you prefer to host an event in one of our upstairs private dining rooms, our experienced team can provide customized menus in a full range of restaurant, club or lounge-style ambiances.

Services of The James Chicago Hotel

  • Room service
  • spa
  • Onsite convention services
  • Health Club
  • Interior corridor access to rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Business Center
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private dining for groups
  • Meeting rooms
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas


55 East Ontario

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Once your booking is confirmed, you can only request our NoProblem Check-in service and add extra luggage to your booking. In general, requests for additional baggage are confirmed within 7 days.

At what time can I have my room? And what time do I have to leave?

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  • Hours of arrival ( check-in ) from 14:00.
  • Departure times ( check-out ) at 11:00.
In the confirmation e-mail you will find information about timetables, and if the hotel has a 24-hour reception.

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