Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Unmistakable from a distance and at street level, the Waldorf Astoria is a bold expression of luxury. With highly textured elevations and a French-inspired motor court, this 60-story tower hosts both hotel accommodations and private residences at one of the most exclusive addresses in Chicago.

  • Client

    Elysian Development

  • Location

    Chicago, IL

  • Size

    178 Hotel suites
    60 Condominiums

  • Status

    Completed, 2009

In keeping with the tradition of the Gold Coast neighborhood, the entrance of the project is a cobblestone courtyard. Its design emulates the grand hotels of Paris in the 1920s, complete with colonnades, spires, and a motor court.

Antiques are on display, showcased by a crisp gray color palette and slick surfaces. Guest rooms are spacious (there are only 10 per floor) with fireplaces, terraces, and white marble baths. Inspired by the style of Coco Chanel — the drapes are patterned after her dress designs and the elegant chandeliers in the ballroom are modeled after her jewelry.

The hotel features a 2,294 sq. ft. ballroom and eight meeting rooms. The businesses, boutiques, beaches, restaurants, nightlife along The Magnificent Mile district, Oak Street and Rush Street are a brief walk away.

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