On a recent trip to Chicago, I had the opportunity to stay at the newly opened The Langham, an exquisite luxury hotel located at 330 Wabash (home of a Mies van der Rohe designed building). I have been a fan of the architect since my days in design school. The landmark building is located in downtown Chicago adjacent to the river, 52 stories tall, and boasts over 300 guest rooms and suites. The second floor lobby (pictured above) is a testament to simple refined elegance.
A sitting area in the lobby with floor to ceiling windows with a view toward the river and downtown buildings.
A sculptural ceiling statement.
The interiors of Travelle, the hotel's restaurant, features a bar and lounge overlooking the river, and a dining room on the opposite side.
The interiors of Travelle, a great nightlife spot, where I spent an evening hanging out with friends for drinks and food.
The hotel room suites are contemporary, yet classic lines, of understated elegance.
The entry features full height closets and a vanity.
Sophisticated furnishings, neutral colors, and pattern such as the links in the carpet and bedding create a timeless look.
I was in awe of the bar cabinet which features a tilt out for the coffee (happy to find my Nespresso addiction here!), a concealed bar fridge below, and the cabinet and drawers on the sides are stocked with all the hotel amenities you could ever want!
The well-appointed bathroom features a wall mounted Geberit toilet, dual Kohler sinks, and Zucchetti bath fittings.
The walk-in shower is completely walled in minimalist stone with both rainhead and detachable shower sprays and a sleek minimal linear shower drain.
A seperate WC features a wall-mounted toilet from Geberit. The European, contemporary design of Geberit’s wall-mounted toilet complement the Langham’s existing aesthetic. Many European luxury hotel designers have turned to Geberit for the sleek design and space-saving benefits for decades, and designers in the U.S. are beginning to follow suit.
All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design
Had a fun time at Travelle restaurant at The Langham with Declan Joyce, Declan Joyce.