Chicago Ritz-Carlton To Unveil New Guestrooms and Suites


The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel, will unveil one of the largest multimillion-dollar restylings of its guestrooms and suites in its history on May 1.

The team of Brayton Hughes Design Studios—responsible for the stylings of Four Seasons Hotels in Costa Rica, Egypt, Jackson Hole, Seattle and Whistler, British Columbia—are leading the redesign, using custom furnishings and original fabrics throughout the hotel.

Lines are clean and designed to showcase the city views captured  from guestrooms, which soar 15 to 30 floors above the hotel lobby, offering a glimpse of Chicago in every direction.

Contemporary mecho shades and arched tailored valances with draperies in sateen fabrics in gray and pale blue sheens frame the panoramic views and celebrate the natural light that envelopes each space.

Technology upgrades and enhanced amenities are offered in every room to improve comfort and productivity.

High-speed, wireless Internet access allows for simultaneous use of  multiple laptops, 42-inch flat screen LG TVs are featured, as well as writing desks with articulated arm desk lamps, pullout computer tray and ergonomic leather desk task chairs.

Environmental sensitivity is woven into the design, as rooms are outfitted with compact fluorescent lighting, reflective of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago’s Green Seal Certification.

Regular guestrooms feature two color schemes—pewter and blue topaz—to reflect the colors of the sky view from each room. Blending contemporary with traditional, guestrooms feature luxe regency and deco furnishings, large graphic patterned wall coverings and carpets.

All guestrooms feature framed images of celebrated Chicago architecture captured by celebrated Chicago photographers.

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel, is located high atop Water Tower Place, which has also been revitalized with a multimillion-dollar enhancement and the addition of American Girl Place and such high-end retailers as Betsey Johnson and Cusp by Neiman Marcus.

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