By Katherine Greene
London’s iconic hotel, The Langham, furthers its presence in the U.S. with a third location, The Langham, Chicago.
The brand new hotel, which celebrated its grand debut on July 10, is located in a Chicago landmark: The former IBMTower designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The building, which gained notoriety by landing on the National Register of Historic Places in March 2010, is now home to the classic London luxury line.
The tower, located centrally, just north of the Chicago River, is the perfect host for The Langham Chicago’s 316 guest rooms. Out of those rooms, starting at 516 square feet, are some of the most spacious in the city. 48 are suites and two are signature Langham Suites, the Infinity and the Regent Suite, which exemplify the luxury Langham guests have come to expect with 2,600 square feet of breathing room.
The two-bedroom, 12th floor Infinity Suite is perfect for those with a penchant for the classic. Bathed in blond wood and the smooth lines and shapes of Art Deco sophistication, the Infinity Suite beckons with the stylish elegance of the 1940s and 50s. The 11th floor Regent Suite, on the other hand, was designed with a more contemporary concept in mind. By playing up classic design styles with unexpected accents, like stunning Indian lilac marble in the master bathroom, the Regent Suite is truly unique.
Guests at the Langham Chicago can treat themselves to fine Mediterranean cuisine created by Chef Tim Graham at the second-floor Travelle, or take traditional afternoon tea on the Pavilion, overlooking the Chicago River. The hotel also boasts an award-winning 22,000-square-foot wellness retreat, host to the brand’s signature Chuan Spa, which offers treatments and techniques based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
While the hotel officially opened on July 10, the restaurant, spa and two of the suites are still getting finishing touches, and are scheduled to open within the next few weeks.