Chicago Will Get a Langham Hotel in 2012, Right Next to Trump!
Oh hey there neighbor Trump!
The Langham Hotels brand is well-loved in Hong Kong and London but stateside we haven't had that many opportunities to experience the brand as it only as two locations--one in Pasadena and another in Boston. But that will change in 2012.
The Langham Hotel Chicago will open inside the 52-story mixed-used building designed by Mies van der Rohe at 330 North Wabash. You may know it already as the IBM Building. The hotel portion will be on floors 2-13 with with a portion of the first floor and riverfront plaza.
The hotel is expected to house approximately 330 guestrooms and suites ranging from 525 square feet to well over 2,000 square feet, some of the largest rooms in Chicago, and all will feature large 5-fixture bathrooms. Guestrooms will have 9.5 foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows providing dramatic views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.
The hotel will have a "chef-driven" restaurant (of course), a wine room (ooo!), a fitness center, indoor pool, the Langham's signature Palm Court and Chuan Spa.
Another fun fact about the hotel? It will be located right next to the Trump Chicago (see the shiny new building on the right?). Which means we can't wait for the luxury hotel showdown in 2012!