Give the people what they want! ‘Great service, great value, great style for everyone’ is the mantra behind über-hotelier Ian Schrager’s Public Chicago in retail and commerce mecca Gold Coast.
Of course, we think service, value and style for all is nothing novel, and should be a fundamental of hospitality, but then who are we to quibble when this opulent nip/tucked dame looks so darn good? Opt for a suite, if you a require a terrace for sunning and posing, otherwise all minimalist-chic rooms come in a ‘no colour’ palette of white, ecru and beige, with down bedding, Frette linens, LCD TV, iPod docks, photography artwork, and Corian tubs.
Super chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten oversees signature restaurant the Pump Room, offering affordable local and seasonal American fare; while the Library & Coffee Bar, complete with limestone fireplace, serves as a café by day, and a wine bar by night. Gym junkies can pump those pecks 24/7 in the fitness centre and in-room massages are available to soothe them post-workout. Pretty much what the people want, then… Bravo!
Public Chicago, 1301 North State Parkway, Gold Coast, Chicago. +1 312 787 3700, publichotels.com