Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel completed renovations to its meeting and event spaces, as well as newly designed guestrooms.
The new design for the property located near Chicago O’Hare International Airport was created by Simeone Deary Design Group, which drew influences from Chicago itself. Inspired by “a walk in the park,” the design reflects architectural inspiration from iconic structures in Chicago, such as Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate and Crown Fountains. Elements of nature were also used through texture and color reflecting the green space found throughout the city that is a juxtaposition against the built environment.
As guests enter the hotel, there is a floor-to-ceiling green moss wall that provides a sense of nature reflecting Chicago’s green spaces. The adjacent broken rock and concrete that hover before a diaphanous image of Daniel Burnham’s historic plan for the City and Grant Park, also known as Chicago’s Front Yard, reflects the city’s history and industry.
The hotel has 53,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including four grand ballrooms that are split on both sides of the property, 34 meeting rooms, and nine private boardrooms.
The on-site restaurant, The Ashburn, also has private dining rooms and event spaces.
The hallways of Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel are now flanked with artwork, leading to the meeting and event spaces. The artwork is a collection of rotating pieces of contemporary works including photos, paintings, and mixed media in addition to a number of permanent pieces.
The hotel’s 556 guestrooms, including 60 suites, now have wood tones, garden greens and concretes. The Presidential Suite uses blush tones from seasonal blooms as inspiration for the furnishings and palettes, while the other suite celebrates the greenery in Grant Park as seen from a high-rise apartment.
Inspired by Chicago’s first airport, Ashburn Flying Field, The Ashburn restaurant celebrates the heritage and tradition of aviation.
The hotel also has a fitness center.
Hans Ritten is the general manager of Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.
Photo credit: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel