The word “slack” does not even approach the piles of neglect we’ve heaped on our poor little blog here. But I’ve been a travelling machine lately (not complaining! Just, you know, making excuses…) and here we are, a week later again.
On a flight recently, I saw a mention of The Langham, a new hotel slated to open in Chicago in summer of 2013. You may remember my love of luxury hotels from this post on Public Hotel, and it’s looking like The Langham is certainly going to hold its own here (even with it’s next-door location to the Trump!). They’re moving into the first 13 floors of the IBM building, which sounds, well, less than appealing — but the building is actually a Chicago landmark thanks to its design by famed architect Mies van der Rohe.
With it’s River North location off of Wacker, I’m guessing there’s going to be a cocktail lounge or restaurant with some pretty serious river views and (fingers crossed!) patio seating.
But, to the important part — the design, by Richmond International. The muted grey, the Greek key patterns, the soft golds… too beautiful for words. Can I just move in now? Can I be the 28 year old Chicago-based Eloise here, please? Or even the Nanny?
Did that get weird? Sorry. Enjoy!
// All photos from The Langham’s Website
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