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The parlor of The Langham’s luxurious Regent Suite
A guest room bath, complete with travertine limestone walls and Alaskan white granite double vanities.
An elegantly appointed Grand Room
The Langham, Chicago’s newest haute hotel, opens in an iconic Mies van der Rohe tower—and brings European elegance to River North.
Brian Dukerschein | Photo: Langham, Mike Schwartz | July 29, 2013
It’s not every day that a historic Chicago landmark welcomes a luxury hotel, which is just one of the reasons we’re smitten with the new Langham Chicago (langhamhotels.com). Located on 13 floors of the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed masterpiece at 330 N. Wabash Ave., The Langham offers 316 generously sized rooms, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private bar, soaking tub and a cheeky “Reveal” window in the rain shower that turns from clear to opaque with a daring push of the button. Suite options include the palatial 2,700-square-foot Infinity Suite—think fireplace, grand piano and 10-seat dining room—and chic one-bedroom and junior suites, which offer ample living and work spaces.
Lavish guest rooms aside, The Langham boasts a wide range of posh amenities. The Pavilion Lounge serves up a decadent afternoon tea service—perfectly in keeping with the hotel’s long British history—while Travelle, Langham’s signature restaurant and bar, brings Mediterranean-inspired dishes courtesy of chef Tim Graham (Tru, Paris Club) and an extensive wine program curated by Richard Hanauer (Tru, L2O).
Any overindulgences can be worked off in the 22,000-square-foot fitness center with a full gym, swimming pool, steam room and Himalayan salt sauna. And recharging at the Chuan Spa, an urban oasis offering treatments incorporating traditional Chinese medicine, is just the thing for weary travelers. For a true escape, retreat to the Langham Club, a private lounge featuring a members-only boardroom, library and bar.
Seeking a space for a special event? Look no further than the Devonshire Ball Room, which can seat up to 260 and comes with sweeping views of the river and Marina Towers. The Cambridge and Melbourne rooms are sweetly suited for more intimate affairs.
Modernism on the outside, modern on the inside and Mediterranean in the kitchen... Key please!