Pendry Chicago to Open Spring 2021

in Hospitality Design

“We are bringing Chicago a flavour of France and Provence—going beyond clichés.”

Alessandro Munge

Pendry Hotels & Resorts is continuing to expand across the U.S., and has announced plans to launch Pendry Chicago in spring 2021. The forthcoming 364-key hotel will occupy the Carbide & Carbon Building, an Art Deco landmark, which will be renovated and reimagined to evoke modern luxury by designer Alessandro Munge of Toronto-based Studio Munge.

Drawing inspiration from the vibrancy of its position in the Loop, Pendry Chicago will welcome both visitors and locals with public spaces that accentuate the architectural legacy of the 91-year-old structure. An extensive art collection will infuse character across the property, which will also include a fitness center and 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Furthermore, each accommodation will be restored and reinvigorated with a contemporary palette of warm minimal tones and soothing finishes.

On the hotel’s ground floor, the luxe 4,000-square-foot Venteux brasserie will evoke warmth and serve as a chic nightlife venue with amenities like a Champagne and oyster bar. Bathed in soft amber light, circular banquettes will populate the dining room, where 40-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling windows will frame vistas of Chicago’s iconic architecture. “We are bringing Chicago a flavour of France and Provence—going beyond clichés,” Munge says of the restaurant, which will also comprise an airy indoor-outdoor café. “It is about creating an informal sense of familiarity and comfort with materials and design details that make the guests feel like the venue has been established forever.”

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