Hotel Monaco Chicago reveals guestroom renovations

Kimpton’s Monaco Chicago has unveiled a $3 million guestroom refresh helmed by Susan Caurso of Intra-spec. 

Caruso couples vibrant colors and fabrics with a collection of objects and furniture that honor the world traveler like red Moroccan lamps sitting atop modernized steamer trunks crafted as nightstands. Helix patterned carpets in chocolate and crimson create a stage for the African grass cloth- inspired walls.

A curvaceous mahogany table rests near a comfortable European styled chaise, upholstered in a luminescent pearl-toned pony hair. Ivory sheers and raspberry treatments frame the oversized windows and emblazon the room with bold colors.

An ornate mirrored headboard of ivory faux crocodile panels rests against a cream and silver walls covered in damask. Cream and gridlines of gold set off the turquoise bed throw and skirting, while refreshing blue and green shapes dance across a festive boudoir pillow. 

Newly appointed picturesque window seats, also known as “Meditation Stations,” beckon guests to reflect on the views of Chicago’s towering buildings, complemented by the calming Chicago River below. 

Monaco Chicago is also home to the Tranquility Suite, a two-room space that offers, soothing textures, serene colors, an in-room water fountain, plush furniture, luxurious bedding and restful amenities such as in-room massage rollers, sound machines, sleep masks and towel warmers.  A “black-out” option is also available.  Guests can experience ultimate seclusion by voluntarily forfeiting all methods of electronic communication at check-in.  

Monaco Chicago’s luxury amenities include: 37-inch LCD HD flat screen televisions; wireless high-speed Internet access, complimentary for Kimpton InTouch guest loyalty members; gourmet honor bar with organic and healthy options; healthful In Room Dining options created for Kimpton in collaboration with Kimpton chefs and celebrity nutritionist, Joy Bauer; Aveda bath and spa products; plush animal print robes; Jacuzzi spa tubs in suites; and in-room spa services.



Originally built as a hat factory for D.B. Fisk & Co. in 1912, the building was converted later to the Oxford House Hotel in 1958. In 1998, Kimpton completely renovated the building as an adaptive reuse project, unveiling it as the stylish Monaco Chicago. 

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