The Robey Chicago

The Robey Chicago

Chicago, IL


The Robey Chicago in Wicker Park at the six corners of Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenues is one of Chicago’s most distinctive hotels. The challenges of turning the former Northwest Tower into a premiere hotel were numerous: 69 unique guestroom layouts, multiple color schemes, small work spaces and the realities of working on a 88-year old structure.


  • Triangle worked extensively with Pepper’s design team throughout a lengthy mockup process, helping develop a look that matched their vision
  • Top-quality commercial paint was applied inside the rooms and corridors
  • Work in the guestrooms was carefully choreographed with other trades to ensure all paint and wallcoverings remained pristine
  • The vintage building required extensive substrate preparation to create a contemporary look while still maintaining the design integrity of the building