The Langham Hotel, Chicago opens July 10

Housed within the IBM building, a Mies van der Rohe-designed tower, The Langham, Chicago opens this week. The hotel will occupy floors two through 13 (out of 52), with 316 spacious guest rooms—the average size is 516 square feet—including 48 suites, with many rooms offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. The Infinity Suite and The Regent Suite will be much larger, at 2,670 square feet each.

The ground floor lobby was designed by Dirk Lohan, Mies van der Rohe’s grandson placing several pieces of custom furniture, based on his grandfather’s designs. The clean lines and minimalist sophistication continue into the hotel’s restaurant Travelle, a 1960s-inspired space designed by David Rockwell.

Chef Tim Graham will oversee the execution of the restaurant’s Mediterranean menu. The Pavilion will serve afternoon tea, a Langham tradition that goes back to 1865 when The Langham, London became the first grand hotel to serve tea daily. At the 22.000 sqf Chuan Spa guests can experience traditional Chinese medicine-inspired treatments.

The Langham, Chicago