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Checking out the new St. Clair Hotel

Vinyl images of the city’s architecture were applied to walls in most of the guest rooms.

 (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
A grid of the city’s streets adorns the wall behind the reception area at the St. Clair Hotel.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
The soon-to-open St. Clair takes its name from the intersection it sits on at Ontario and St. Clair streets in the city’s Gold Coast. The primo location made it an ideal choice as Red Roof’s first Red Collection hotel, company officials said.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
A snack box with locally made Garrett Popcorn and other treats comes with the Elite Windy City King-King rooms at the St. Clair. The hotel has eight of these larger rooms with two king-sized beds.  (Kristen Norman/Chicago Tribune )
A barn door separates the bathroom from the sleeping area in the St. Clair.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
Some of St. Clair’s 208 rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)

White subway tile, make-up mirrors and modern fixtures give the bathrooms in the new St. Clair Hotel a much different feel than when the hotel was a Red Roof Inn.

 (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
A sleep kit with a white-noise machine, eye mask and ear plugs comes with some of the rooms at the St. Clair. So does a souvenir Chicago photo frame.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)

Art of Chicago can be found in every guest room in the St. Clair, the first hotel in Red Roof’s Red Collection portfolio. The soft brand aims to make each property a “hyper-local” experience.

 (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
Pillow-top mattresses and 300-thread-count sheets make for comfortable beds in the new St. Clair Hotel.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
The lobby was completely redesigned in the St. Clair Hotel, which used to be a Red Roof Inn.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
A little more than half of the St. Clair’s 208 guest rooms have two beds.  (Kristen Norman/for the Chicago Tribune)
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