The newly-renovated Thompson Chicago, the latest property in Thompson Hotels’ portfolio of leading luxury lifestyle hotels, is now open. Situated on the city’s Gold Coast, the 247-room hotel offers unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline.
Its guest rooms and public spaces were designed by British designer Tara Bernerd, head of Tara Bernerd & Partners. Featuring a strong emphasis on texture and bold colours, the residential-style rooms and suites have Sferra Italian linens, bespoke furniture, modern art and robust, tech-friendly amenities including nightstands with built-in USB chargers, an in-room entertainment system by Tangerine, and bedside lighting controls. In addition, each room has its own ISP address and functions as its own hotspot. WiFi is complimentary up to 1MG.
The hotel also has 12, 225 square feet of flexible event space, which can accommodate up to 250 guests. Private dining rooms with reception areas, as well as six two-level Thompson Loft Suites are also available to host special events, meetings and small cocktail receptions. Three Thompson Loft Suites feature private outdoor terraces with city and lake views.
The event space is outfitted with state-of-the-art AV technology. Food and beverage needs will be met by Chef Erling Wu-Bower, who helms the hotel’s Italian seafood restaurant Nico Osteria under the direction of James Beard “Outstanding Chef” award winner Paul Kahan. The restaurant will seat 108 guest indoors, with additional seating on the sidewalk terrace in the summer months. It is scheduled to open in December 2013.