Multi-million dollar reimagining of W Chicago – Lakeshore
The W Hotel Chicago Lakeshore is a milestone in ongoing North America portfolio renovation strategy for W Hotels. W Hotels Worldwide and devloper Chesapeake Lodging Trust today unveiled the full-scale,$38 million renovation ofW Chicago – Lakeshore, which combines the energy of the ‘Windy City’ with the glittering waters ofLake Michigan.
The only hotel located on iconic Lake Shore Drive in the heart of the city, W Chicago – Lakeshore has transformed all 520 guestrooms and its signature Living Room experience; expanded its 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space to include three new outdoor spaces; and introduced a new signature restaurant, CURRENT, with Executive ChefGregory Elliott at the helm.
New York-based interior design and architecture firm Meyer Davis Design and Starwood’s award-winning design team collaborated to redesign W Chicago – Lakeshore to reflect the incredible views of the hotel, combining the shimmering beauty of Lake Michigan with the urban environment of the city. The guestrooms draw the eye to the lake’s reflections and the illumination of Chicago with each window featuring a seamless window frame. The color palate is a blend of soft tones, which allow for the views to pop and serve as the focal point of the room.
The décor in the public spaces reflect the W brand’s urban New York City roots, merged with the vibrancy of Chicago. The Living Room has undergone a bold transformation, including a completely revamped layout to increase the space flow and energy. A spray can mural acts as an accent behind the Welcome Desk, a historical nod to the aerosol can, which originated in Chicago and is now used in modern day street art. The Living Room was broken into smaller circular lounges that have the opportunity to create social gathering spaces. A central point to the lounge is a circular DJ booth.