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Tour Vol. 39, Downtown’s New ‘Mad Men’-Style Bar

08-24-2016 | Eater Chicago

Bar bites go upscale with table-side cart service stocked with small-batch champagne and caviar. Try snacks like chicken skin chips and arctic char tartare deviled eggs. Desserts include cake batter truffles. They're taking their ice program as serious as Don Draper with hand-carved ice orbs to cool down drinks served in hand-cut crystal glasses. If classic sounds too old school, hipsters can indulge on mezcal and other trendy beverages.

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At this Bar, Six-Martini Flights, Champagne and Caviar

08-23-2016 | Crain’s Chicago Business

Caviar, Champagne? How about a $35 vintage Old Fashioned made with 30-year-old Armagnac? A second-floor cocktail bar at Kimpton Gray Hotel in the Loop is all about luxury, paying homage to the grand lobby bars of yesteryear.

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A New Bar with a Caviar Cart

08-23-2016 | UrbanDaddy.com

If you’re finishing up a date here after a show, you can request a few glasses of champagne and caviar or maybe just an Italian donut spiked with Grand Marnier. Then, in the grand tradition of lobby bars past, they’ll deliver it to you tableside from a bar cart.

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The Kimpton Gray Hotel Opening in Chicago's Loop

08-23-2016 | Luxury Travel Magazine

The lobby bar, Vol. 39 offers an extensive high-end wine and spirits program, along with a vintage trove of encyclopedias that were discovered inside the property during renovations, which inspired the name

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A First Look Inside Chicago’s New Kimpton Gray Hotel

08-23-2016 | Architectural Digest

After bicycling around the Windy City—rentals are complimentary for guests—unwind at the lobby bar Vol. 39, named for a vintage set of encyclopedias found during the building’s renovation, now on display in the venue, or head to the top floor of the hotel, where Argentine-inspired restaurant Boleo sits beneath a retractable glass roof.

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The Gray: Kimpton’s Fresh Face in Chicago

08-18-2016 | Prevue magazine

A surprise for our group—and certainly for the people who found them—were the hundreds of vintage encyclopedias that were discovered in the basement. They were repurposed and used to create the theme of the lobby bar, Vol. 39, which will feature tableside champagne and caviar carts.

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10 New Chicago Venues for Meetings & Events

07-05-2016 | BizBash Magazine

In August, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open the Kimpton Gray Hotel, which will take over a landmark building in Chicago’s financial district. The boutique hotel's name is inspired by the building’s original Georgia gray marble and granite. The venue has 293 rooms, a lobby bar called Vol. 39, and a Latin-American rooftop restaurant called Boleo. The hotel has 12 areas of event space totaling 12,850 square feet.

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Throwback Lounging in the Loop

06-29-2016 | Chicago magazine

Meanwhile, down on the second floor, Vol. 39 (with a separate entrance at 39 S. LaSalle St.) will hearken back to the grand lobby bars of the last century, featuring tableside cart service with champagne and caviar, a menu of upscale bar bites, classic cocktails, and a lengthy wine list.

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