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^ Optima may want that area for site staging if it makes their construction faster or more efficient. If they knew the hotel was gonna teardown eventually maybe they were able to reach a deal.
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I heard Loyola is going to be taking over the Drake hotel to use as student housing.
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I heard Loyola is going to be taking over the Drake hotel to use as student housing.
Wow, I hope that is not true

That would be quite a demotion for such a historic property

We’ve been to a wedding there, my wife has taken out of town guests there for high tea.....what a loss for Chicago it would be to lose that
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Wow, I hope that is not true

That would be quite a demotion for such a historic property

We’ve been to a wedding there, my wife has taken out of town guests there for high tea.....what a loss for Chicago it would be to lose that
Agreed. My brother who works for The Drake told me.
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Wow, I hope that is not true

That would be quite a demotion for such a historic property

We’ve been to a wedding there, my wife has taken out of town guests there for high tea.....what a loss for Chicago it would be to lose that
I suspect it might just be temporary to declutter the dorms during COVID (when hotels are not having many guests anyway)? UChicago has been talking about taking over Hyde Park hotels for undergrads.
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I suspect it might just be temporary to declutter the dorms during COVID (when hotels are not having many guests anyway)? UChicago has been talking about taking over Hyde Park hotels for undergrads.
Yes, it's my understanding that this would be a temporary deal between Loyola University and The Drake/Hilton. The Drake has only been occupying two floors with guests out of about 10 floors for the last 3 months. They laid off all of their housekeeping staff. When the shutdown first happened, there were only 2 or 3 rooms being occupied, not counting people who live there.
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