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Freehand Chicago (Tokyo Hotel)

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19 E. Ohio St.




Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible
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Ralph C. Harris, 1927


Roman & Williams, 2015



The former Tokyo Hotel has been transformed by Roman & Williams from a dingy relic into a trendy, exciting hotel and hostel. The Freehand offers affordable lodging with high design in the middle of Chicago's bustling nightlife and retail district. It is just the second Freehand property in the world. The building includes both traditional hotel accomodations and hostel-style shared rooms catering to younger travelers. The highlight of the rejuvenated space is undoubtedly the luxurious first floor living room that fuses Prairie-Style and Southwestern designs. Another highlight is the Broken Shaker bar imported from the Freehand's original Miami Beach location.

Behind the Scenes

CAF Members Only: Tour the Freehand's unique accomodations and a peculiar two-story penthouse suite.