JW Marriott

The JW Marriott is a story about transformation: from old to new and from pragmatism to sheer delight. This classical Daniel Burnham designed bank office facility was recast into a premier luxury hotel, preserving original accents—like a stunning domed ballroom ceiling—while updating the space for today’s traveler.

  • Client

    The Prime Group

  • Location

    Chicago, IL

  • Size

    620 hotel rooms
    47,600 sq ft of meeting space
    14,000 sq ft of ballroom space

  • Status

    Completed, 2009

This Neoclassical design that nods to a turn-of-the-century aesthetic but captures modern energy. Rectilinear lines and soft curves are reminiscent of travel paths from past and present. Layered metal finishes, plush wovens, and dark wood tones signal the Pullman era’s richness, while neutrals accented with pops of color convey comfort.

Sophisticated rooms are thoroughly modern; big, elegant bathrooms have separate showers and soaking tubs.

Amenities, including an on-site spa, an indoor lap pool, a modern fitness center and a restaurant and lounge serving Italian cuisine and specialty cocktails.