Interior Design Blog
Thompson Hotels has launched the Thompson Chicago on Chicago’s Gold Coast. The Thompson boutique-hotel recipe is fairly well understood: equal parts classic, eye-catching modernism, luxe yet attainable comforts, and inviting, magnetic public spaces, where travelers and locals meet and mingle over a cocktail or a meal. The look is sharp and fairly sunny, the vibe is hip but not exclusionary, and the details are thoughtful enough to remind you that hospitality is best handled with a personal touch.
The designer responsible to bring this recipe to a whole new level is been Tara Bernerd. The hotel has been marked by intelligent planning, understated elegance and a strong emphasis on texture and bold colors that bring warmth to the spaces. All furniture has been designed and manufactured for the hotel in a beautiful bespoke excersise that brings a personal feel to it.
The Gold Coast location is quintessential urban Chicago, and makes for the best possible introduction to the city. The best rooms look out over Lake Michigan, but the city view’s far from shabby, and all are framed by the Thompson’s typically sharp interior design that runs from the modest yet impressive entrance. All mod cons, as they say, are present and accounted for with very fine details like 400-thread linens, rain showers, minibar snacks by Dean & Deluca.