The Langham Chicago officially opened on September 2013. Located in the last office building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, known for developing the modern skyscraper, the 316-room hotel resides within the 52-story landmarked riverfront property in the heart of downtown Chicago just minutes from the loop business district and Michigan Avenue.
The Langham, Chicago is the world’s first hotel to reside in a Mies van der Rohe building. Built in 1971 as IBM’s regional headquarters, the building was declared a Chicago Landmark in 2008 and entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 2010. As the only Mies building to feature double-paned glass, now called thermopanes, it was on the forefront of the “green” movement. Given the building’s iconic status, the conversion of 13 of its floors into a luxury hotel involved the work of six architects and designers.
Featuring such Langham signature features as afternoon tea, a Club Lounge with dedicated butler service, Chuan Spa, based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, the hotel also provides some of the city’s largest standard guest rooms starting at 516 sq. ft., a Mediterranean-influenced restaurant and lounge (Travelle), 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space and a fine art collection featuring more than 140 works including pieces by such noted artists as Jaume Plensa (designer of Millennium Park’s Crown Fountain) and Anish Kapoor (designer of Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate).
Each room features 55-inch televisions (the largest in Chicago); a deskside “jack pack” offering video/audio, HDMI/iPhone/I-Touch play back of audio/video content and Ethernet capability; a custom-designed midcentury-style “cellarette” houses in-room tea and a Nespresso coffee machine, in addition to a selection of drinks and snacks. Bathrooms bathed in travertine stone, a favorite of Mies van der Rohe, measure 98 sq. ft. and feature heated towel racks, double-sinks and a wet room with a separate bathtub and rain shower. State-of-the-art REVEAL glass allows guests to turn clear glass to frosted glass at the push of a button, creating either a single oversized room or privacy between room and shower. All rooms feature a separate dressing room with dressing table and mirror. Complimentary WiFi, morning newspaper, overnight shoeshine and use of the hotel’s fitness facility and pool are also included. A Cinema Suite, seating up to 16, is available for rental.
The Langham, Chicago delivers contemporary design, refined service and 15,000 ft² of event space, complemented with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the success of any conference, wedding or function. Committed to making each occasion memorable, The Langham, Chicago’s expert team of event organizers provides individual service and thoughtful extras to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. With the luxurious Devonshire Ballroom, eight meeting rooms, Cinema Suite and four boardrooms to choose from, The Langham, Chicago can cater to functions of all types and sizes.