• 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.

Lakhani Hospitality celebrated its 15th anniversary with a $10 million renovation of Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore. The family-owned company, which started in 2002 with the Holiday Inn Skokie, is now comprised of five Chicagoland hotel companies, totaling close to 1,000 guest rooms.

 

At the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Meet Chicago Northwest, professionals gathered to celebrate Chicago Northwest tourism at the 2019 Annual Partnership Meeting. The flourishing Chicago Northwest area wasn’t the only cause for celebration.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.