The design-forward and Art Deco-inspired luxury hotel, The LaSalle Hotel, sits on the top five floors of a historically iconic Chicago landmark from famed architect Daniel Burnham. Let’s take a look inside…
Following our shout-out earlier this summer about the hottest hotel openings – and just in time for the summer rooftop demand – The LaSalle Hotel has opened in Chicago’s financial district. Developed by an affiliate of The Prime Group, Inc, the opulent hotel guests true luxury and ‘uncommon experiences’.
Sitting majestically 21 storeys above street level, the hotel is expected to be the preeminent destination within Chicago’s Financial District.“We are thrilled to offer a luxury experience unlike any other hotel in the loop”, said General Manager Stefan Gruvberger. “Not only does the hotel evoke the elegance and rich history of Chicago’s past, but also puts guests right in the heart of today’s best attractions, making it easy for visitors to make the most of their time at The LaSalle Hotel.”
The LaSalle Hotel is operated by Aimbridge Hospitality and is the newest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The hotel is a modern club-like escape that sits on the top five floors of a historically iconic landmark from famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham. Its central location in the city’s financial district makes it the perfect destination for the sophisticated business traveler, while its plush, spacious guest rooms and luxurious amenities make it an ideal retreat for the leisure traveler looking to be in the middle of all Chicago has to offer.
Designed by DiLeonardo International and Chipman Design Architecture, the hotel’s design evokes the building’s Art Deco roots while exuding the style and sophistication of the surrounding area’s prestige and modern lifestyle. High end finishes, rich wood tones, and classic stone elements were combined to create an elevated yet casual setting.
The property includes a signature restaurant and lounge; 232 luxury suites and oversized guestrooms, featuring elegant furnishings, millwork, cabinetry, and large marble-clad bathrooms; a library retreat and a beautiful solarium adjacent to the hotel lobby; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and over 7,500 sq. feet of ballroom and meeting space. Amenities of note include Beautyrest Black by Simmons beds, Lavazza espresso machines, mini-refrigerators, and 65-inch UHD TVs.
Its 1,684-square-foot Presidential Suite brims with style and sophistication. An elevated stay for the elite, the suite includes an expansive king-size master bedroom with an oversized master bath featuring dual vanities, a separate water closet and shower, plus a porcelain soaking tub imported from Germany. The Presidential Suite also features a separate living room, dining room, private study, powder room, designer kitchen, butler pantry, and ability to connect to an additional king deluxe room.
Named for its location on the 21st floor within The LaSalle Hotel, Grill on 21 is a modern interpretation of the classic American grill created for the sophisticated diner of the 21st century. The restaurant’s conscious approach to service provides an exciting meal that’s fit for a time-efficient business lunch or a leisurely and luxurious dinner for visitors.
The restaurant deftly pays homage to traditional techniques and classic dishes while also taking into account contemporary tastes and lifestyle trends. Innovative dishes like Hearth-Roasted Carrot Wellington appeal to plant-based diners, while steak tasting menus allow guests to indulge in high-quality, locally sourced meats in thoughtful portions.
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