London hotelier Ennismore has opened an outpost of The Hoxton, including a co-working lobby space, a restaurant bar, and a rooftop pool, on the site of an old meatpacking facility in Chicago. The Hoxton Chicago marks the third US outpost of The Hoxton, following others in Portland and Brooklyn, and has the coolest midcentury bar decor ideas.
Ennismore enlisted local firm GREC Architects as lead architect for the new 12-storey complex, which is built on a plot that was previously home to a former meatpacking facility in the city’s Fulton Market.
Mid-century-style furniture and custom-designed rugs are eclectically mixed with locally sourced artwork to create an inviting atmosphere that keeps both locals and visitors in mind.
Public spaces were designed in collaboration with hospitality interior designers experts AvroKO, whose projects include the The Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa. Chicago’s best-known cultural assets served as a reference for the communal areas, such as the works of the late virtuoso Edgar Miller, post-prohibition-era creativity, and vintage furniture found locally.
The private dining area offers its own lounge and reconfigurable dining and presentation rooms at eye-level with passing L trains.
Moving higher in the building is a partially enclosed rooftop space that’s home to a pool deck, a firepit, and Cabra—a Peruvian-inspired restaurant and ceviche bar from chef Stephanie Izard.
The double-height lobby will host The Hoxton’s inaugural coworking concept, granting members access to 2,200 square metres of dedicated work spaces with desks, studios, and meeting areas.
Thirsty visitors can also head to the Hoxton’s basement for a classic cocktail at a dimly lit piano bar called Lazy Bird. For more bar furniture solutions consult our Shop page
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