Saturday, December 17, 2011

Planning a visit to Chicago?

If you are planning a visit to Chicago this winter, check out this hotel! 

The latest Ian Schrager hotel is in Chicago, the Public. Ian is the founder of such hip hotels as the Delano in Miami. This hotel is a little different. For one it is not on the Miracle Mile but in a quiet neighborhood. It was the original home of the famous Pump Room, a celebrity hangout in the 1950's.

Most of the interiors were done by Ian himself with the help of architect Anda Andrei. Infused with wit - the clock runs backwards

Love the orbs in the Pump room. 

He sees the lobby as a community office  - self serve mentality

The 285 rooms are a mix of cozy and hip. 

Room service comes in brown paper bags. Chef for the restaurant is Jena Georges Vongerichten. 

Tongue and cheek portraits by Dutch photographer, Hendrik Kerstens. Curlers with Coca Cola cans instead of pearls grace this portrait. Love the mix of architectural moldings with raw wood columns. 

I love a clean modern bathroom!

Ian Schrager, hotelier


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