New perks include wireless Internet, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, ergonomic leather desk chairs, CFL bulbs, and a new, modern pewter and blue topaz color scheme accented with amber tones and dark woods. All rooms feature framed photos of iconic Chicago architecture by local photogs. And rather than the schmaltzy drapery of yesterday, windows are framed by much more subdued valances and shades in grays and pale blues.
Ritz-Carlton Chicago Revamps, Gets Ritzier
We, for one, love it when ritzy hotels update their looks. Because, really, so much Nancy Reagan opulence can only go so far until it looks, well, like it’s from the ’80s. So needless to say, we’re pretty stoked about the multi-million dollar revamp of the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (a Four Seasons Hotel), set to be unveiled May 1.
The restyling is one of the largest in the hotel’s history, courtesy of the team of Brayton Hughes Design Studios (à la the handiwork of Four Seasons Hotels in spots like Egypt, Jackson Hole, and Whistler).