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What Qualifies a Property to be TAG Approved?®

Enforce non-discriminatory policies including “sexual orientation.”

Treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.

Provides LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.

Empower customers and employees to be “watchdogs” of its gay and lesbian business practices.

Gives back to their community.

Employs staff who reflect the diversity of their community.

Thompson Chicago

21 East Bellevue Place
Chicago, IL 60611


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Neighborhood: Downtown
Number of Rooms: 247
Type of Hotel: Boutique

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast and a stone’s throw away from Boystown, Thompson Chicago is a stylish retreat specializing in personalized service, curated amenities, and residential comforts. Walk to the boutiques on Oak Street, and downtown’s finest dining and nightlife destinations, the hotel boasts prominent views of the city and Lake Michigan as well as tech-savvy amenities, including built-in bedside USB chargers and rooms with individually dedicated ISP addresses.
The 247-room hotel features bold interior architecture and rich accents by acclaimed British designer Tara Bernerd. Situated off of the lobby is Nico Osteria, an Italian seafood-driven restaurant by James Beard “Outstanding Chef” Award-winner, Paul Kahan.  Salone Nico, is a welcoming gathering space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon apertifs, low-proof cocktails and approachable wines from Italy and Greece.
For those couples ready to tie the knot, Thompson Chicago features 12,225 square feet of meeting, pre-function and banquet space and is the premier venue for the LGBT community.

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