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First Look: Revamped Trump Hotel Chicago

CHICAGO—Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago in collaboration with the design team of Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has completed the refurbishment of its 339 guestrooms and suites.

The refresh took nods from the city’s landmarks to bring a cohesive Chicago aesthetic to the property, according to the company. As part of the process, the hotel unveiled new color schemes, new custom carpeting, new headboards, reframed artwork and updated fabric finishes, wallcoverings in the guestrooms and suites, guestroom corridors and elevator lobbies. Technology upgrades were also implemented to enhance the guest experience.

“The direction truly captures and reinforces the elegance for which Trump Hotel Chicago is known worldwide. As we approach our 10th anniversary, this is one of our many initiatives toward continual evolution and the creation of exceptional guest experiences,” said Colm O’Callaghan, regional VP and managing director.

The 53 refurbished spa guestrooms have a lighter color palette and natural materials. HBA implemented a design theme called “Marquette,” that was modeled after the historic Chicago building by incorporating its neutral brass and tan colors with the existing elements of the property.

The design team commissioned organic, hand-loomed carpet from Ulster with light tans and creams to complement the textured wallcovering, and updated the furniture upholstery and pillows with brighter fabrics featuring patterns in hues of blue. HBA also developed dramatic headboards covered with ceruse oak and ostrich vinyl that reach ceiling height. Original artwork has been reframed in brushed silver.

All guestrooms have been outfitted with at least one, 65-in. flat-screen LCD television that is HDTV-equipped. The hotel has partnered with GuestTek to feature its OneView Media and OneView Internet technology platforms for streaming content to and from personal devices and the ability to pause and record live TV as one of the in-room features. 

Additional renovation plans are in the works for the remainder of 2017, and will include cosmetic upgrades to Rebar, the property’s mezzanine level lounge; Sixteen, its two-Michelin starred restaurant; and The Spa at Trump. The property will also upgrade its house cars to 2018 Platinum Package Cadillac CT6s.