InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel unveiled phase one of a multimillion-dollar refresh to its meeting and event spaces. Phase one of the restoration project included several of the hotel’s large historic ballrooms and event prefunction space.
Phase two of the project is set to be completed in early 2020.
The restoration, handled by Whitespace Interiors, acts to bridge modern-day meeting aesthetics with the hotel’s original architectural charm and historic Gatsby-Era design.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to revitalize our beloved property,” said Pete Demay, general manager of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel.
As a historic landmark, we work diligently each and every day to ensure guests enjoy the full experience of the hotel’s legacy. This restoration has enhanced the design of the hotel’s meeting and event space, while maintaining the beautiful qualities of its legendary, original architecture.”
The hotel’s new look features bold patterns displayed in furniture and carpeting. Subdued hues throughout now highlight the detailing of the original fixtures and design.
The event spaces are now adorned with neutral tones and provide the perfect atmosphere for both large conferences and smaller breakouts alike.
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel contains over 45,000 square feet of meeting space and can host to up to 1,000 meeting attendees.
The largest of the hotel’s event space, aptly named the Grand Ballroom, features a six-ton Bacarrat crystal chandelier and hand-painted murals which were restored by Lido Lippi, who had previously worked on the restoration of the Sistine Chapel.
The hotel also features 20 breakout spaces. Throughout the property, attendees will be inspired by original chandeliers, murals and wood carvings showcased by natural light and high ceilings.
The 792-key hotel is home to two fine restaurants: Michael Jordan Steak House featuring delicious modern American cuisine; and ENO, an upscale wine lounge that also serves cheese and chocolate pairings.
The hotel also features the oldest pool in Chicago which showcases classic architecture from the 1920s and has been carefully restored to maintain its 1929 elegance. The pool includes a hand carved terracotta fountain of Neptune as well as hand-painted Spanish tiles lining the walls and marble pillars.
Other onsite amenities include in-room dining, a spa and fitness center, dog-friendly accommodations, dry-cleaning and laundry services as well as a Fed-Ex Print and Ship Center.
Information is based off a press release from InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel.