What inspired the new look of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile will finish a renovation of its meeting and event space in February 2018.

The hotel will be reinventing all seven floors of approximately 90,000 square feet of public, convention and event spaces starting early December, through early February 2018. The last meeting and event space renovation was completed in 2008. The updates will include new carpet, wall finishes, air wall refurbishment, lighting updates, and furniture.

Upon completion, the revamped space will include event hubs for social and business interactions, Meetings Imagined coordination, and addition of technology in the event areas.


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The modernization was inspired by the concept of Chicago as “City in a Garden” by the design team of Chicago-based Zimmerman Weintraub Associates. The design team drew upon the history of the city as a hub of architecture, city planning and transportation; as well as its location along Lake Michigan, traversed by the Chicago River.

Rusticated metal and wood finishes will be mixed with glass and stone accents, and the entire space will be grounded by the architecturally influenced custom Axminster carpeting in a palette of greys and Indigos.

Additionally, the renovation of the hotel’s 1,200 guestrooms and suites will be completed in April 2018. The guestrooms and suites have skyline views equipped with HD flat screen TVs, Revive bedding and accessories, and spacious bathrooms.

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