Chicago’s First JW Marriott Hotel Opens In Historic Burnham Building

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    Occupying legendary Chicago architect Daniel Burnham’s historic Continental & Commercial National Bank Building in Chicago’s bustling financial district, the JW Marriott Chicago opened on November 11, 2010. The hotel represents the first JW Marriott branded hotel to open in Chicago. JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is a luxury brand within the Marriott International global family of brands.Featuring exquisite neoclassical design, the new JW Marriott Chicago hotel offers travelers a one-of-a-kind authentic destination in Chicago’s downtown Loop district. Occupying the first 12 floors of the former Continental & Commercial National Bank Building at 151 W. Adams St., the hotel—part of a $396 million restoration spearheaded by architectural firm Lucien Lagrange & Associates—boasts 610 well-appointed guestrooms including 29 corner suites and more than 44,000-square-feet of meeting space; 36 meeting rooms, a beautiful 8,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom and the awe-inspiring 6,000-square-foot Burnham Ballroom featuring the building’s original domed ceiling.

    “Make no little plans,” Burnham once said, and the hotel’s owners—which include The Prime Group, Inc., a Chicago-based development firm, and a German-based investment syndicate—took this to heart. In addition to spectacular meeting and function space, the property features a 20,000-square-foot world class spa and fitness center, VALEO; and two different dining options—The Florentine, an Italian Steakhouse created by the BLT Restaurant Group, and a lounge serving more casual plates and sushi.

    Guests will be impressed from the moment they step in from the bustling streets of downtown Chicago into the timeless, classical elegance of the hotel’s lobby. The soothing color palette and abundance of marble and other natural materials blend to create a timeless design, making the space a welcoming haven of comfort and productivity.

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    Daniel Fountain / 23.11.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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