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The James Chicago Updates Interiors

(June 2011) posted on Tue Jun 21, 2011

Refreshes guest rooms, public spaces


The James Chicago will reveal an updated look this summer that features new and repurposed furnishings, sculpted hardwoods and waxed metals.

“The current updates to The James Chicago strive to further refine the design by adding a layer of visual detail while still maintaining the overall flexibility and functionality of the space,” says principal designer Amanda Sullivan.

In the guest rooms, several pieces from Sullivan’s collection of hand-crafted furniture are used along with repurposed pieces upholstered with artisan fabrics and natural weaves. The reworked dining/work area will now includes a solid white oak table with soft edges and a dimmable wall-mounted lamp. Other in-room amenities include a pantry bar, linen duvet, a terrarium and a selection of eco-friendly pillows by Keetsa.

The hotel’s public and event spaces are being reworked to create an open feel. In the elevator lobbies, the designer hung large scale photo renderings of the Chicago skyline by graphic artist Nienke Sybrandy. The updated hotel restaurant features new lighting, re-conditioned booths/tabletops and a Himalayan salt art wall installation.

The James Chicago is located on the corner of Rush and Ontario Streets. Its amenities include David Burke’s Primehouse, JBar, The gym and The Spa by Asha.

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