230,200 square feet
Theme: Asserting Place
Located on Rush Street, once the home of vaudeville houses and gangsters, 21c Museum Hotel brings a jolt of contemporary culture to River North while providing a serene refuge for guests.
Visitors enter a new double height lobby with a signature staircase leading up to the meeting and conference spaces above. A sculptural sofa beckons guests and visitors to relax in this 24-hour accessible public space. Contemporary art is integrated throughout the public areas, in keeping with 21c’s perspective that culture and hospitality enhance each other and contribute to the vitality of urban areas. Floor to ceiling window walls create a strong connection to the street and present opportunities for directly engaging passersby with contemporary art experiences.
Guest hallways have darker hues, emphasizing this more private section of the hotel for guests. Inside the guest rooms are bright and airy, with calm colors that draw on the vast Chicago sky and nearby Lake Michigan. The bed is backed by a leather and velvet covered headboard that extends the full height of the wall, softening sound within the room. Warm-hued lighting highlights an unexpected element of color in the bathroom entry and the closet enclosure.
Design Architect, Interior Designer
Architect of Record
Bulley & Andrews