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**MEDIA ALERT**
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2018

GET DOWN AND DERBY AT THE GODFREY

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago invites guests and locals to attend the award-winning
fifth annual Derby Day bash.

Derby Day at I|O Godfrey 2017
More hi-res imagery can be found here.

WHAT:​
I|O Godfrey, the energetic, year-round rooftop restaurant and lounge at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, brings the Kentucky Derby to Chicago with its fifth annual Derby Day viewing event, awarded Event of Year by the Nightclub and Bar Awards in 2016. Guests can cheer on the horse race on a plethora of TVs and an expansive video wall. Partygoers will also enjoy southern-inspired food and drink, including a carving station and Executive Chef Nathanial Cayer’s frozen twist on a classic mint julep, the Derby Ice. Guests can even take part in Derby Day fun with Bourbon 101 classes offered throughout the day and a live mint wall where Derby fans can harvest and garnish fresh mint for cocktails. Guests are encouraged to showcase their best Derby look for the event, as there will be prizes for “Best Hat” and “Best Dressed.”

WHERE: ​
I|O Godfrey at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, 127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654

WHEN:​
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12-8 p.m.

COST: ​
Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased here.

INFO: ​​
I|O Godfrey at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
312.374.1830
Facebook
Twitter: @iogodfrey
Instagram: @iogodfrey

About The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago is an award-winning luxury lifestyle hotel offering 221 spacious rooms and suites, a relaxing boutique spa, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, I|O Godfrey, the largest hotel rooftop dining and event space in the city, and Dolce Italian, a modern Italian restaurant. Celebrated as one of Chicago’s most anticipated hotel openings in 2014, the Godfrey has earned multiple awards from the HSMAI Adrian Awards, was a finalist for Development of the Year at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, and earned notable mentions by Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s Travel, and National Geographic Traveler. The property is owned by an Oxford Capital Group, LLC-led venture that includes Quadrum Global, a $1.3 billion global alternatives investment manager. It is managed by Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. To make a reservation, visit godfreyhotelchicago.com. For news about the property, follow the hotel’s Facebook and Twitter.

About Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC
Oxford Capital Group, LLC is a national real estate investment, private equity, development and management firm specializing in high value-added acquisitions and developments with an emphasis on hotels, resorts, conference centers, housing, and other operationally intensive forms of real estate. Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC is Oxford’s primary hotel management company specializing in operating, managing, and branding high-design lifestyle hotels. Oxford’s geographic focus includes the nation’s top 20 MSA’s including Chicago, New York City, metro Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other select markets with unique attributes including Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA and several markets in Florida. Oxford and its affiliates have been involved in approximately $2.5 billion of real estate and private equity transactions, including approximately 13,000 hotel rooms. In addition to national noted developments across the U.S. among which are Hotel Lexington NYC, The Metropolitan Hotel NYC, and The Godfrey Hotel Boston, LondonHouse Chicago is Oxford’s 11th hotel investment in the Chicagoland market. These projects have included The Langham Chicago, Renaissance Chicago North Shore, Hyatt House Chicago-Northwest, Hotel Felix, Godfrey Hotel, Essex Inn, and LondonHouse Chicago, the latter of which are a part of Oxford’s growing collection of upscale, upper upscale and luxury lifestyle hotel brands. For information, visit www.oxford-capital.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ANA PLEFKA OR LISA RODRIGUEZ AT WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE:
aplefka@wagstaffworldwide.com | lrodriguez@wagstaffworldwide.com
312.471.6748

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