St. Regis opens in Chicago

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has opened The St. Regis Chicago. Developed by Magellan Development Group and designed by Studio Gang—the architecture and urban design practice led by Jeanne Gang—the 101-story tower is the tallest building in the world designed by a woman architect and is the brand's first hotel in the Midwest.

Located in the Lakeshore East neighborhood, The St. Regis Chicago is close to notable cultural landmarks such as Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Magnificent Mile.

The St. Regis Chicago has a design composed of an interconnected series of stacked, frustum-shapes that move rhythmically in and out of plane and extend to various heights. The tower's crystalline form was inspired by nature with facets of a shimmering gem and a gradient of green-blue glass that reflects the colors of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. 

KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group led the interiors for multiple public-facing areas of the hotel, along with the Presidential Suite and The St. Regis Spa, drawing inspiration from Chicago's architectural history. Throughout the hotel's public areas, spa and Presidential Suite, metallic materials and colors, such as copper and rust, are interwoven with geometric, angular lines, offering a nod to The Great Chicago Fire and the city's geographic interconnectivity of waterways, buildings, and green spaces.

The St. Regis Chicago has 159 guestrooms and 33 suites on 11 floors. Designed by Gensler, the guestrooms have a curated palette of natural stone and wood finishes that create a connection to nature, juxtaposing its minimalistic style with the urban backdrop of skyline views. 

Chicago-based restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants will debut two dining experiences at The St. Regis Chicago. Chef Hisanobu Osaka helms the all-day dining venue Miru while the desserts and pastries are led by Pastry Chef Juan Gutierrez, winner of Netflix's School of Chocolate. Designed by architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, Miru, which means "view" in Japanese, celebrates its location at the convergence of two bodies of water.

The Coffee Bar on Eleven is open daily serving a selection of grab-and-go breakfast items. Slated to debut in fall 2023, the Tuscan steakhouse, Tre Dita, is from Chef Evan Funke. The restaurant, Funke's first outside of Los Angeles, will be designed by David Collins Studio.