Orbitz, in collaboration with Garfield Park Conservatory and The Kimpton Gray in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, are teaming up to create the first plant pop-up hotel. Ten plant-themed rooms modeled after popular collections and gardens at the conservatory will be available for overnights from October 18-20.
GPC staff helped conceive and oversee design of the rooms in addition to suggesting which plant species are best suited for each room type based on seasonality, availability, room conditions and aesthetics. Didactics and labels identifying plant species will be in each room in addition to popular books on plant care and art modeled after installations at the conservatory.
The rooms include Chicago Room: The Fern Room with ferns native to the verdant, prehistoric landscape of Chicago; Palm House that includes plants native to tropical habitats; Sugar from the Sun with fruit bearing plants and trees such as vanilla orchids; The Desert House incorporating cacti and succulents; and Aroid House showcasing these wild plants that grow on the floor of the rainforest.
Photo: Courtesy of The Kimpton Gray