St. Regis Chicago Brings the Iconic Brand to the Midwest
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, announced this week the opening of The St. Regis Chicago. The 101-story tower is the tallest building in the world designed by a female architect, offering guests and local luminaries a new viewpoint on sophisticated dining, bespoke service, and avant-garde design in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Located in the idyllic Lakeshore East neighborhood, The St. Regis Chicago offers easy access to the Chicago River and is a short walk from the city’s leading luxury retailers, dining destinations, and notable cultural landmarks such as Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the famed Magnificent Mile. Making its own mark on the city’s cultural landscape, The St. Regis Chicago features a unique and distinctive design composed of an interconnected series of stacked, frustum-shapes that move rhythmically in and out of plane and extend to various heights. The tower’s crystalline form was inspired by nature with its facets of a shimmering gem and its gradient of green-blue glass that reflects the colors of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.
Some of the highlights include the Presidential Suite and The St. Regis Spa, drawing inspiration from Chicago’s rich architectural history. Throughout the hotel’s public areas, spa, and Presidential Suite, metallic materials and colors, such as copper and rust, are interwoven with geometric, angular lines, offering a nod to The Great Chicago Fire and the city’s geographic interconnectivity of waterways, buildings, and green spaces.
The St. Regis Chicago features 159 luxurious guestrooms and 33 exquisite suites across 11 floors. Meticulously conceived by Gensler, the guestrooms offer a place of respite and rejuvenation. A thoughtfully curated palette of natural stone and wood finishes create a connection to nature, juxtaposing its minimalistic beauty with a one-of-kind urban backdrop of skyline views. All guests of the hotel will also enjoy the signature St. Regis Butler Service, a hallmark of the brand for more than a century, which presents personalized offerings like garment pressing and packing services, ensuring that each guest’s preferences are understood and anticipated at every turn.
Chicago-based restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants will debut two dining experiences at The St. Regis Chicago for guests and locals alike to enjoy. At Miru, an all-day dining venue on the 11th floor, the menu, from Chef Hisanobu Osaka, highlights Japanese small plates, sushi, and sashimi complemented by a selection of steak and seafood. An extensive wine and sake program pairs perfectly with the menu while the desserts and pastries are led by Pastry Chef Juan Gutierrez, winner of Netflix’s School of Chocolate. Designed by globally renowned architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, Miru, which means “view” in Japanese, celebrates its address and location at the convergence of two bodies of water. Oriented toward the lakeside in its approach, the restaurant’s design is grounded in Chicago Modernism and is residentially-minded in scale. The venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor seating, in addition to private and semi-private dining spaces, and features two stunning terraces offering spectacular views of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the Chicago River. The Coffee Bar on Eleven is also open daily serving a selection of grab-and-go breakfast items and handmade pastries, among other delights. Slated to debut in Fall 2023, the Tuscan steakhouse, Tre Dita, from award-winning Chef Evan Funke, will feature fresh, handmade pasta, and classic Italian steaks like bistecca Fiorentina cooked at an open-hearth wood fired grill. The restaurant, Chef Funke’s first outside of Los Angeles, will be designed by David Collins Studio.
Throughout the food and beverage spaces – including The Drawing Room and Library lounge areas – guests will experience three signature St. Regis brand rituals, including Afternoon Tea, evening Champagne Sabrage, and the hotel’s unique Chicago-inspired twist on the brand’s signature libation, the Bloody Mary. Created by Beverage Director Diane Corcoran, The 1871 is served in a smoking glass, paying tribute to one of the most impactful events in the city’s history, The Great Chicago Fire, and features a local Rye Whiskey from FEW Spirits and a rim of smoked salt.
The St. Regis Spa, commands 12,000 square-feet of the expansive Wellness Floor, evoking an urban oasis of calming sensory experiences. Guests can sip the finest champagne at the Celebration Bar, then transcend and connect in the Iridium Lounge, all before indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment. The featured St. Regis Spa Suite offers a bespoke gathering space for VIPs, couples, families, and friends to enjoy treatment time together. Overlooking the Chicago River with sprawling views of Navy Pier & Lake Michigan, The St. Regis Chicago’s fully attended fitness center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment, outdoor sundeck, yoga studio and two private fitness rooms. A palatial, heated indoor pool offers stunning views of the city and Lake Michigan.
For more information and to make reservations, visit stregischicago.com.