The Hollander social stay hotel
This high-design Social Stay from French design studios Ciguë and Delordinaire is equipped with 66 beds, including 12 private rooms. A hotel with both shared and private rooms, where guests can engage and connect on Instagram prior to their visit. The Hollander’s integration with social media forges a community where the most digitally connected travellers can meet and share their adventure during their stay.
Located in the vibrant Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods, The Hollander sits in the historic 1905 five-story brick Hollander Fireproof Warehouse adjacent to its sister property, The Robey. This high-design Social Stay from French design studios Ciguë and Delordinaire is equipped with 66 beds, including 12 private rooms, a café serving freshly brewed coffee, personal lockers, ground floor laundry facilities and an onsite bike rental and repair shop.
The Hollander, developed by Chicago-based Convexity Properties and operated by Grupo Habita, is the home of the first-ever Social Stay, where guests will be able to engage and connect with each other prior to their visit through Instagram.
The Hollander lies at the intersection of Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenues where two communities merge into one of the city’s creative epicentres. Perched directly atop the city’s famed “L” train, The Hollander serves as a gateway to galleries, cafés, studios, independent boutiques and live music venues.
“Our home is the historic Hollander Fireproof Warehouse, built in 1905 as a furniture storage facility for German-American Albert H. Hollander’s Express & Van Company. Now that Grupo Habita is here, we hope you like what we’ve done to the place: a mix of 20 private and shared rooms featuring en-suite bathrooms stocked with Beessential natural skin care products for every guest. Our street level communal area serves as lounge, lobby, bar, and coffee shop, complete with an onsite bicycle rental and repair shop.” – The Hollander
During the day, stroll along The 606, an elevated train track-turned-greenway, and discover local hangouts and storied architectural gems alike; at night, experience the city’s hottest nightlife for music and live entertainment. With its bohemian character evolving from its proud industrial roots, a Social Stay at The Hollander allows visitors to connect in new ways in this modern age of the shared economy.
Working in collaboration with Grupo Habita Hotels, Delordinaire architects helped conceive the hotel’s concept, and in turn the design process, by observing people and places in the local neighbourhood. Home to a diverse, energetic and entrepreneurial population, The Hollander’s lobby is designed to provide a gathering place for locals and visitors to meet and exchange in the course of their daily rituals and practices. Leaning on the hotel’s Social Stay concept, the space offers an atypical hub of activity, with little or no seperation between the diverse mix of services available.
The Hollander’s bike hire shop, with its custom-built bike rack in black steel, sits side-by-side with the café, both sharing a 27ft long oak wood and steel bar. The guest laundromat is juxtaposed with the reception area, inviting guests to meet on the large leather benches, designed by Delordinaire, in birch ply and leather. The lobby lighting is custom-designed with perforated steel sheet diffusers.
Preserving and exposing the original warehouse structure and character of The Hollander building, Delordinaire celebrate its utilitarian history and the industrial heritage of the area in which the hotel is located. The hotel’s interior, materials and fittings continue a utilitarian theme. Throughout, conduit is left exposed and neon lights punctuate the corridors. The majority of the furniture and lighting are custom-designed by Delordinaire in elegant yet typically utilitarian materials, such as wood, steel and/or leather.
In the bedrooms, the existing concrete floors and ceilings are left exposed, as are the ductwork and pipes. The bed frames, inspired by wooden transport containers, are built in birch plywood and black steel. Shelving is custom designed from folded steel.
Project name: The Hollander
Location: 2022 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647, United States
Coordinates: 41.910785, -87.678286
Type: Hostel Interior
Accommodations/Hotel Size: 66 beds, inc. shared and private rooms, a cafe serving freshly brewed coffee, personal lockers, ground floor laundry facilities and an onsite bike rental and repair shop.
- Group of Four (2 Bunk Beds / 4 Twin Beds): 325 – 390 sq.ft
- Group of Six (3 Bunk Beds / 6 Twin Beds): 375 – 425 sq.ft
- Pair of Queens (2 Queen Beds): 390 sq.ft
- Four of a Kind (1 Queen Bed + 2 Twin Beds): 320 – 420 sq.ft
- Three of a Kind (1 Queen Bed + 1 Twin Bed): 260 – 315 sq.ft
Completion Year: 2016
Visit The Hollander’s Website: here
Client / Owner / Developer: Grupo Habita – Av. Presidente Masaryk 201 Colonia Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
Text Description: © Courtesy of DELORDINAIRE, The Hollander
Images: © The Hollander, Adrian Gaut