AN ICON IS REVITALIZED AS THE RITZ-CARLTON, CHICAGO DEBUTS A MAJESTIC MODERN DESIGN FOR A NEW ERA IN JULY
The Big Reveal: Legendary Magnificent Mile Hotel Readying for its Close-Up
Chicago, May 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago is refashioning its historic property with bold architectural design, memorably infusing the spirit of the city’s outdoor elements into lobbies and social spaces when it’s finalized this summer. Inspired by its iconic address that unites city, lake and sky, the long-awaited revitalization will solidify The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago as a fixture in the city’s storied history as well as its future chapters.
“This is about Chicago first, and we are paying homage to a city built on creativity and authentic character, attributes that lure visitors from across the globe,” said Peter Simoncelli, general manager. “From lobbies to the ballrooms, our beacon will energize Chicago by serving as a social hub for both the classicists and the next generation of travelers.”
Tapping the masterminds behind San Francisco-based design firm BAMO, The RitzCarlton, Chicago will revel in the city’s heritage of architecture, forward-thinking design and industrial innovation. Doses of art deco and “majestic modern,” echo famed skyscrapers and celebrate the surroundings at every turn, including the reception area, new culinary concepts and two lobbies, including the transformation of the 12th floor lobby lounge. Collectively, the spaces will set the stage for an urban respite with asense of serenity and airiness.
With marble, steel, black-and-white flooring and a curated art collection, The RitzCarlton, Chicago is a visual storytelling of the city’s vibrancy. Take, for example, the show-stealing 12th floor sculptural centerpiece, the “Flying Wave,” a nod to the property’s unparalleled Lake Michigan panorama. Sparkling by day and reflective by night, the hand-blown glass piece-de-resistance transforms the setting from dusk to dawn.
The radiance, however, shines brightest in Chicago’s largest luxury ballroom adorned with a masterfully restored crystal chandelier, grand mirrors and dramatic skyline views. The event stage has never been so legendary.