‘80s Video Game Maker Atari Plans to Open a Chicago Hotel With an Arcade Bar

Chicago is one of eight U.S. cities that will get a hotel branded by Atari, the beloved American-born video game maker. Details are scarce, but construction should begin this year on the first location in Phoenix, Arizona. The hotels will include fine dining restaurants and arcade bars.

There aren’t any details about the food either. That leaves one to assume all the food will be in pellet form, like Pac-Man. Besides Chicago and Phoenix, the news release mentioned Austin, Texas; Denver; Las Vegas; San Francisco; San Jose, California; and Seattle as other cities where Atari plans to build hotels. The idea is reminiscent of Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida. The hotel was once home to the world’s largest arcade.

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