• InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel reveals phase one of a multimillion-dollar project to restore its meeting and events spaces. Phase one revitalized several of the property’s ballrooms and pre-function space. As a property on the National Register of Historic Places, the restoration represents a fine-tuned balance of old and new with modern efficiencies complemented by the hotel’s Gatsby-Era charm.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to revitalize our beloved property,” says Pete Demay, general manager of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel “As a historic landmark, we work diligently each and every day to ensure guests enjoy the full experience of the hotel’s legacy. This restoration has enhanced the design of the hotel’s meeting and event space, while maintaining the beautiful qualities of its legendary, original architecture.”

Executed by Whitespace Interiors, phase one of the restoration project creates an atmosphere that is ideal for meetings and events of all sizes. Subdued hues celebrate the property’s unique character by highlighting the space’s bold patterns and intricate crystal-dipped chandeliers.

Phase two of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel is set to be completed in early 2020.

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.