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Chicago Hotel Highlight: April

Four Seasons' Playful Makeover
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago has a fresh look, thanks to recently completed multi-year, multimillion renovations. Here's what you'll find in the redesigned space:

A Living-Room-Like Lobby
As soon as guests step onto the seventh-floor lobby, they are greeted by a bright blue monochromatic diamond, "Homage to Yves Klein Blue," a red splashy acrylic on canvas and woman's torso made of 2,000 welded coins. Anchoring this grand entrance is a centerpiece copper sculpture by Robert Sanabria, aptly named "Viento" (Spanish for "wind,") and a fitting tribute to Chicago's Windy City moniker. Additional art pieces include oil canvas paintings, modern bookcases with stylish porcelain books and two lenticular paintings by London artist Julian Opie.

New Restaurant: Allium
Four Seasons' new American restaurant and bar features vibrant floral poppy prints by Andy Warhol and striking photography combinations by David Kent that juxtaposition models and animals in a "fashion meets safari" theme.

Amazing Artwork Throughout
More than 100 pieces of art complement the new chic and stylish interiors of the hotel's lobby, meeting space and restaurant with an art collection that includes a wide variety of pieces, from original sculptures to replicated works by Andy Warhol, Matisse and Picasso.

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