Thompson Hotels to open in Chicago 11th hotel worldwide
Thompson Hotels has recently announced the opening of its 11th hotel, in Chicago, next month. Located in the heart of Chicago’s famed Gold Coast, Thompson Hotel Chicago will feature 247 rooms with unobstructed city views of Lake Michigan and is just steps from glamorous Michigan Avenue, Oak Street boutiques.
For the Chicago property, British designer Tara Bernerd was chosen. She was responsible for the design andinteriors for Thompson’s London property, Belgraves. Bernerd brings a strong contemporary approach that is ever-current and renowned for creating warmth and atmosphere. The interiors of Thompson Chicago, including the guest rooms, public spaces and restaurant, will incorporate her signature style, marked by intelligent space planning and a strong emphasis on texture and bold colors.
One Off Hospitality Group, the restaurant group behind critically acclaimed Chicago restaurants Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star, The Violet Hour and, most recently, Publican Quality Meats, will open NICO at the hotel. NICO will serve Italian cuisine in a rustic yet elegant setting, with a focus on fresh pastas that are made daily and sourcing the finest seasonal seafood to craft dishes that are unconventionally creative and inspired by Italian traditions.
In addition to being the ideal destination for business or pleasure, guests will find that Thompson Chicago’s 12,225 square feet of flexible function space is a magnificent venue for upscale events and functions. Private dining rooms and a reception area, as well as six two-level penthouses will also be available for those seeking to host their next special occasion at the city’s chicest new hotel.