A hotel by any other name?

jolieblonde's picture

This has to be a first. A hotel here in Chicago is being named for .... a font. The new Blake Hotel (formerly the Hyatt Printer's Row, which is being transformed into a condo hotel) was going to be called the Morton Hotel, but Morton's restaurant objected.

So the Falor Corp. decided to name it after the Blake type font, which a local weekly described as "commonly used by newspapers and was invented in a 19th century British printing house" .... the naming is "to pay homage to the industrial past of Printer's Row."

hrant's picture

Cool, now I know where to stay in Chicago.
BTW, I don't know of a font named blake, but maybe it's referring to James Blake, the money-man of the famed Stephenson Blake foundry? Although that was a British operation...

hhp

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