InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile announced the launch of its biggest renovation yet with a planned completion by June 2023.
Featuring 477 rooms, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile‘s Grand Tower will be fully transformed to offer a playful, sophisticated design that marries the hotel’s Moorish-influenced roots with modern luxury. Designed by KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, the new look was inspired by the building’s rich history as the former Medinah Athletic Club. KTGY took notes from the ornate architecture commissioned by the Shriners Organization and completed in 1929, which includes three large relief carvings in the ancient Assyrian style.
To elevate the hotel’s interior spaces and match its exterior grandeur, KTGY created a Mediterranean mélange, incorporating Moorish, Greek, Turkish, Persian and Celtic design influences in a modern, often monochromatic and textural, way. The timeless design will be paired with updated amenities that cater specifically to today’s traveler, such as reimaged mini bars and remote working setups. Eye-catching full-length armoires replace the typical hotel room closet space, featuring an arched top that pays homage to the building’s Medinah roots.
Later this fall, a new restaurant concept featuring Latin fusion cuisine from a Southwest culinary icon will make its mark on The Magnificent Mile. It will feature an open air space and outdoor patio. Longstanding city favorite Michael Jordan’s Steak House Chicago will also be touched by the refresh. The fine dining steakhouse will welcome an elevated (literally) outdoor dining experience off of its second floor restaurant.