This property is definitely a work in progress. The guest rooms on the upper floors have apparently been renovated, but the public spaces - exercise room, eating areas, and so forth - are still under heavy reconstruction, and so is the exterior. (I missed the entrance, which is on the west side of Rush St,, the first time.) At least the lobby isn't currently obstructed.
Guest rooms are nice, if spartan. Wood floors, no chests of drawers. Small fridge with no ice (you get ice near the elevator) but no microwave; there is a safe, iron and board. Nice flatscreen TV on the wall. Lighting was odd; at times I needed to turn on every lamp to see things, but the bed had little reading lamps, and the bath had fluorescent lamps in the mirror, convenient for shaving. Comfortable bedding, not hard. Nice Kohler shower setup with a hand-held option, but the tub doesn't have safety strips. The sink is flat and narrow, which I suppose is meant to encourage you to conserve water. One complaint: There was an adjacent-entry door to the next room, and when the guests were in there I could hear everything they were saying.
They don't charge you for the bottled water. They also don't put a charge on your card against expenses. Staff was courteous and didn't mention PL.
I really don't know when the conversion will be completed. From the look of it it may still take a while.
Chicago NMA - Hotel Rush 3* (formerly Four Points by Sheraton; to be AC by Marriott later this Spring)
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