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5

3. After a $25 million
renovation, Hyatt
Chicago Magnificent
Mile now boasts an
energetic bar area.

4. Expansive views fill a
suite at the Thompson
Chicago.
5. When the Godfrey
opens, guestrooms will
embrace a pinstriped
vocabulary.

based Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners, which retooled the public
areas (Los Angeles-based Indidesign handled room renovations). "The
signature atrium and lobby was anonymous, noisy, and just baking in
the sun," Bentel says, so he broke down the cavernous space into discrete
sections and softened it with tricks like the installation of a trellis over
American Craft Kitchen & Bar.
At the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, the local office of tvsdesign
completed an 18-month, $110 million renovation and expansion this
summer that included construction of a 460-room tower, and freshening of
the existing 800 rooms, restaurants, and function spaces.
Sunstone Hotel Investors reflagged a downtown Wyndham into the
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile to the tune of a $25 renovation. For the
redo, Looney & Associates "evoked a rich boutique feel, fusing modern
and historic touches inspired by the neighborhood itself, Streeterville,"
says Selena Durbin, an associate with the Chicago office of Looney &
Associates, who had just one year to complete the project. "Throughout the
design, timeless structural details are juxtaposed with iconic curvilinear
forms, recalling the polarity between Chicago's unbending city grid and
undulating shoreline." Expect contrasting textures, rich neutral backdrops
with colorful surprises, and a gallery of artwork of custom pieces as well as
found objects. And for a greater ROI for Sunstone, the design team closed
off the grand staircase that previously connected the first and second floors
to regain valuable square footage, and opened up the second-floor lobby,
breaking down barriers and removing walls, to form separate zones and
experiences within the large volume for the front desk, restaurant, bar, and
lounge areas.
Finally, in a particularly distinctive project, Hyatt Place joined with
Fairfield Inn and Aloft to co-locate in one new River North building
developed and managed by White Lodging Services. Although each brief
was dominated by brand standards, Simeone Deary designer Sara Talleux
(the local firm spearheaded the public space design for all three; HOK
handled the architecture) says she faced challenges when, for instance,
Fairfield "charged us with making this hotel more urban than its typical
properties." Her solution: she created a customized graphic pattern for
behind the front desk, and located other funkier fabrics to use throughout.

"The fashions I see young women wearing
in day-to-day life capture my attention and
make me wonder if their styles could be
translated to interior design. I also try to stay
up-to-date with social movements, as these
definitely influence creative trends. But any
design decision for me is rooted in emotion
more than logic."
Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk
JOI-Design

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