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Ivanka Trump — who oversaw the design behind Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago — clearly knew what she was doing. She enlisted interior design firm McGinley Design to help create the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s stylish contemporary look with dark wood accents, crisp finishes and an overall sense of elegance. Inside the impressively tall curved glass-and-steel skyscraper (the 92-story structure is the second-tallest building in the U.S.), the feeling is understated but still luxurious. Stone and zebrawood paneling can be found throughout the lobby and hallways, and comfortable slate-colored sofas and plush deep purple carpeting lend a living room vibe to the public areas.
As you walk through the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Chicago hotel, admire the potted bright yellow orchids and the framed black-and-white photographs, which also add to the luxe urban feel. This design carries into the guest rooms as well. Tower rooms sport sophisticated hues of gray and purple, whereas spa rooms are outfitted with earth tones of beige and green.
From the moment a guest walks into the lobby at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago until they lay their head down at night, they will be impressed with every space. Anchored by a look of contemporary finery with detailed touches throughout, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is the next generation of luxury. Every piece of furniture, every appliance has been selected as the best of the best. Two sets of guestrooms, Tower Rooms and Spa Rooms, have two distinct designs. The 286 Tower Rooms have a distinctly residential feel. Bathed in light and dark shades of purple and grey, these rooms have 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that put the focus on the beautiful architecture surrounding the building. The 53 spa rooms have a different feel, although still one of plush luxury. These rooms feature more earth tones of light green and beige and have personal yoga mats and in-room weights for guests’ use. These rooms were designed to match the feel of the 23,000 square foot Spa at Trump. The Spa uses the same color palette and uses touches like fresh orchids to complete the look.
The hotel’s public spaces exude similar feelings of decadence. The signature restaurant, Sixteen, has one of the country’s largest Swarovski crystal chandelier hanging in the main dining room. The stunning chandelier is 19 feet long and made up of 19,000 individual crystals. As the sun rises over Lake Michigan, light fills Sixteen through its stunning wall of 24 foot floor to ceiling windows. This natural but specially designed glow makes the room look like a glittering jewel on the Chicago River. A few floors down, is the chic lounge, Rebar. The curved glass bends with the river and gives diners the impression of hovering over the river directly. Reds and yellows are used throughout the room and they mimic the blinking lights of the city outside.