• The Langham, Chicago Selling Art at Hotel

     
    POSTED November 21, 2013
     

The Langham, Chicago has recently started selling art from the hotel’s second floor. The artists, Hedrich Blessing, a renowned Chicago architectural photographer, and Julian Opie, a world-famous British visual artist, both have art for sale at Flavours of Langham.

The two artists are featured throughout the hotel, with photos by Blessing found in the guest rooms and corridors and Opie’s digital prints hanging in the hotel’s Travelle restaurant.

Blessing’s photographs feature subjects such as Miles van der Rohe, May Residence, Field Buidling, Willis Tower, Marina City and Federal Court. His more recent collection includes prints of Orchestra Hall, Crown Fountain and Farnsworth House. Opie’s gift items come direct from London and are only sold in Chicago. Flavours of Langham features his series of six Walking in the City figures, as well as coffee mugs, Dancing Figures Lenticular Bookmarks and Walking Figures Lenticular Bookmarks. 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

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