A New Kind of Hybrid Hotel and Hostel: Freehand Chicago

Taking a magnifying glass to the intimate and luxe spaces designed by Roman and Williams

The Freehand Miami made waves when it first opened in 2012. The laid-back boutique hostel stuck out in the South Beach hotel scene, saturated with extravagant but oftentimes uniform options. This is the sort of thing we’ve come to expect from the developer Andrew Zobler of Sydell Group (the mastermind behind stylish, vibrant hotels with strong personalities like NYC’s NoMad and The Line Hotel in …