INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO DEBUTS NEW LOOK
The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile completed a comprehensive renovation of its Historic Tower in March, officially renaming it The Executive Tower. The $13 million renovation of 315 guest rooms and corridors completes the hotel's full renovation, which updated 477 rooms of its Grand Tower and Presidential Suite in 2013 and 2014. This two-year renovation was designed by Simeone Deary Design Group and features a contemporary interpretation of Moorish Revival Architecture.
TRUMP CHICAGO ANNOUNCES THREE NEW EVENT SPACES
Three new, luxurious event spaces will be revealed Spring 2015 at the Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, totaling nearly 6,500 square feet. These spaces provide a range of social and corporate function options for guests, housed in available retail space areas and some of which will open directly onto the Chicago Riverwalk. With unmatched views of downtown Chicago and the highest quality amenities, catering and reception space, the Trump Chicago is prepared to make your next meeting or event a remarkable experience.
DRAKE HOTEL OAK BROOK REOPENS AFTER REVAMP
Following a year of renovations, the Drake Hotel Oak Brook has reopened to the public. Suburban Chicago visitors can look forward to updated guest rooms, 11,000+-square-foot meeting room and 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio. Opened in 1961, the Drake Oak Brook's sophisticated feel remains intact but now boasts amenities more in line with modern times.
KIMPTON HOTEL ALLEGRO GETTING HISTORIC NEW REMODEL
As it gets ready to celebrate its 17th birthday this year, the Kimpton Hotel Allegro is planned to unveil renovated rooms, a new lobby with enhanced features and an embrace of a refined art deco design. Kimpton calls it a "revival of unabashed lavishness," akin to the extravagance and elegance of "The Great Gatsby."
Designed by Simeone Deary Design Group, the inspiration for the design of the space was drawn from the building itself being located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant downtown theater district. The idea of the 1920s theater district hotel location set the scene for a glamorous pageantry of dressing up and all great things that go along with it.
A new focal point of the lobby will be a new lobby bar, creating an atmosphere for social gatherings pre or post theater, dinner, a night on the town, etc. Designed to be a destination within the place they are staying, this amenity of the hotel encourages guests to gather and socialize with craft cocktails and creative bites - unexpected from the traditional lobby bar stereotype.
The grand unveil is set for July 2015.