Conrad Hotels & Resorts introduces new luxury hotel in Chicago
The redesign of former Draft FCB corporate office building into a smart, luxury hotel represents the dynamic vision of hotelier Laurence Geller, international design firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, and hospitality design firm Puccini Group.
The property features 287 guest rooms, including 24 suites with two expansive hospitality suites.
The hotel's atmosphere exudes a modern and purposeful aesthetic, 10,000 square feet of conference and event facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and three unique restaurants conceptualized by world-renowned chef Richard Sandoval: Baptiste & Bottle, Noyane, and Il Tavolino.
Upon entrance, guests are greeted by Inoca, a sculpture by British studio Haberdashery, that references leaves caught in a Lake Michigan breeze, offering a gentle reference to the "Windy City."
The sculpture can first be viewed upon entrance into the hotel's grand atrium space before it ascends to the hotel sky lobby on the 20th floor. Displaying 1,300 fine bone China leaves, the form appears to be floating in front of the two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows with the Chicago Skyline as a backdrop.
The central spiral staircase, a dramatic focal point of the hotel, opens to the double height atrium lounge and leads guests directly to a series of graceful pre-function and event spaces.
The hotel's ten multi-functional meeting rooms, designed specifically for high-end meetings and intimate social events, boast breathtaking 360-degree views, illuminating natural light, and state-of-the-art technology.
In partnership with Social Tables, Conrad Chicago will be delivering custom 3D imaging of the meeting spaces for guests to view before booking the space.
The clean, purposeful design of the hotel's public spaces continues in each of the artfully-appointed 287 guest rooms and suites. Each room masterfully blends rich leather wall accents and regal tones of red and gold with bold, black granite entryways, and spacious bathrooms.
Sharp lines and contemporary furniture in each room guide the eye directly to the floor to ceiling windows, revealing a spectacular city backdrop. Minimalistic bathrooms with freestanding marble tubs also feature views of the skyline and are decorated with gold fixtures and modern artwork.
The residential style accommodations and intuitive guest room layout, including personal refrigerators and 96-inch oversized beds, immediately exude the feeling of home for those visiting Chicago.
From keyless guest room entry and smart lighting, to 65-inch flat screen TVs, every room and suite is designed to make guests stay memorable, easy and personal.
Along those lines, Conrad Chicago is making every effort to ensure a seamless stay by offering texting services to increase the speed of communication between guests and hotel staff, as well as the Conrad Concierge App, an integrated app allowing access to all of the luxury services available at the hotel, from the palm of a hand.
The hotel will showcase a private Fisker luxury house car offering complimentary drop-off service within a two-mile radius. ■
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