chicago: public chicago hotel opening

© public hotels - public chicago's home-away-from-home hotel lobby

public chicago is the first property to launch of a brand new concept by hospitality guru ian schrager. the new formula revolves around essential service, presented in a luxury yet friendly and homey setting, all at an accommodating price level. schrager bought the ambassador east hotel, home to legendary restaurant the pump room and one of chicago's iconic hotels, and turned it into the preferred chicago address for today's business and leisure traveller with help of his design team, led by architect anda andrei. the building has been given a new and stylish lease on life, and each of public chicago's 285 guest rooms and suites resonate an effortless kind of sophistication and authenticity, as do the hotel's public spaces and areas. part of the lobby, the living room is a stylish business center of sorts, featuring communal work tables outfitted with imacs and convenience outlets for personal computers or electronic devices.

but public chicago also caters gracefully to guests that need to unwind and have a little fun along the way. there's the library + coffee bar, a cozy space that offers guests relaxation with a living room vibe. serving homemade bites by day, it turns into a happening lounge at night, and one that stocks all the right cocktails and matching finger food to keep the party going. bound to become the city's new gourmet central, the pump room serves reasonably priced, signature dishes by top chef jean-georges vongerichten in a striking contemporary setting. the hotel also features a special screening room which can also be used for private events. oh yes, give us the windy city anytime! location: 1301 north state parkway [near north side].

© public hotels - guest room, bathroom, library room + bar and the pump room [top to bottom]