Collection by Patrick Sisson

Complete Renovation of W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel


The lifestyle hotel chain’s $38 million renovation brings more swagger to Chicago's waterfront.

As it expands to new hot spots around the world, from Bogota to Beijing, the W Hotel chain has also embarked on a rebranding program at home, remaking its North American properties with its core concepts of fashion, design and music in mind. A $38 million makeover of the W Hotel Lakeshore, one of Chicago’s premier waterfront properties, added a new light on Lakeshore Drive this summer. The renovation gave the property a set of shimmering, reflective interiors and a better flowing lobby, among other upgrade. See the 20-year-old hotel’s new look in our slideshow.

The interiors reformulated as part of the W Chicago Lakeshore’s redesign used glass and metal elements to reflect the...
The reflective marble in the reception area and new Lobby Bar recalls a runway, according to Meyer, injecting life into...
CURRENT, the redesigned restaurant, focuses on straight lines and soft tones to amplify the view of the lake.
The Fabulous King view room showcases how light and reflection—in the mirror behind the bed and the gray, metallic...
The Marvelous Suite looks out over a serene Lake Michigan.
According to Jacobs, the design philosophy was about having a point of view and not necessarily trying to be a perfect...

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