• W Chicago – City Center Unveils New Designs and Renovations

     
    POSTED April 10, 2018
     

Set in Chicago’s Financial District, W Chicago - City Center, 172 W Adams, will unveil Phase 1 of its renovation this month.

This contemporary hotel will introduce a new lobby and restaurant, and Midland Social Club, named after the building’s original use as The Midland Club.

“With this renovation we set out to disrupt the norm, while staying true to Chicago’s history,” said Brendan Tsukiyama, general manager, W Chicago - City Center. “Our twist on the narrative will provide guests with the VIP experience in Chicago, unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.”

The entry into the hotel pays homage to The Great Chicago Fire with charred wood walls, glowing sconces, and a suspended gold bucket; a nod to Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow.

The lobby adorns an up-lit infinity ceiling, reflecting the rapid growth of Chicago.

To the left of the entrance stands the check-in area, with re-designed front desks inspired by the sculptural public art of the Loop and the Millennium Park Pedestrian Bridge.

Adjacent to check-in, a two-story back bar alludes to the hotel’s history with the infamous gangster Al Capone.

The dining area of the Midland Social Club captures the character of the Chicago streets with graffiti art commissioned by local street artists.

W Chicago-City Center offers contemporary lifestyle programming for guests, including urban-inspired cuisine, a fitness facility, a business center, meeting and event spaces and a ballroom.

If Willy Wonka planned a meeting break, this is what it might look like: blueberry treats that can be plucked from the walls, cheesecake pops dipped in Nerds, everlasting gobstobbers in every flavor and strawberry (or snozberry?) smoothie shots. This sweet idea comes to life complete with an accompanying soundtrack at LondonHouse Chicago this fall, thanks to Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen, who was inspired to create the package after an interactive dining and music experience at Elizabeth Restaurant.

 

When it comes to small meetings in Chicago, planners have a lot of options.

 

The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) recently announced that Dave Herrell has been named the new president and CEO, with an official start date of October 8, 2018.