If visitors want to reserve space on that tri-level roof at LondonHouse Hotel, hop onto Tock, ASAP. The hotel over at Wacker and Michigan is scheduled to soft open on May 26. Meanwhile, reservations for the rooftop space, just called LH, went live on Nick Kokonas' (Alinea Group) online ticketing system this morning. They've also created an online portal to Tock at LHreservations.com.
The official opening is June 1, Crain's reported, and they're offering four types of reservations. The highlight may be the cupola, a 240 square-foot private space that's ideal for marriage proposals. The space even comes with a kneeler, so that special someone can get onto one knee, according to Crain's. A proposal reservation for a cupola will set customers back $1,000. Another cupola experience, with food from chef Riley Huddleston, costs $10,000 for up to 10 people. A table will cost $50 to $100 per person. Visitors can also book a spot at the bar.
The hotel is taking advantage of the "X" and "O"s carved into the cupola's design for the wedding proposal. George Jordan, senior vice president of operations for the LondonHouse, told Crain's that he sees the cupola as a "cash register." So far, according to Crain's, 37 weddings have been booked. Those weddings would take place at the building (before renovations) that housed the fictional workplace of Balki Bartokomous from TV's "Perfect Strangers."