Located in the heart of the Loop neighborhood, Pendry Chicago is a reimagination of the iconic 1920s-era Carbide & Carbon Building, a true American Art Deco landmark.
Pendry Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Pendry Chicago. Located in the heart of the Loop neighborhood, Pendry Chicago is a reimagination of the iconic 1920s-era Carbide & Carbon Building, a true American Art Deco landmark.
Pendry Chicago features 364 newly redesigned guestrooms and suites; completely renovated and reinvigorated public spaces including the hotel’s signature modern French brasserie and cafe, Venteux; the intimate Bar Pendry; The Billiard Gallery, and a summer rooftop bar, set 24 stories above Michigan Avenue to debut June 25 as Château Carbide, a day-to-night experience delivering the lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur with a very Chicago spin.
The hotel offers 13,000 square feet of diverse meetings and event space, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a curated art collection featuring works from both world-renowned and local Chicago artists.
“We are pleased to cement Pendry Hotels & Resorts’ presence in the Midwest with the opening of our latest hotel in one of Chicago’s most recognizable landmark buildings,” said Alan J. Fuerstman, founder, chairman and CEO, Montage International. “An embodiment of Chicago’s past, present, and future, we look forward to joining this incredibly vibrant city.”
Located near a collection of cultural attractions, corporate headquarters, and alongside Chicago’s famed River Walk and the Magnificent Mile, Pendry Chicago is the ideal home base to explore the city. The Burnham Brothers-designed Carbide & Carbon Building, famed for its unique Champagne bottle design is composed of luxurious polished black granite, green and gold Terracotta with bronze trim, topped off with an ornate cap of 24-karat gold leaf.
Steeped in history and anchored in style, the complete reimagination of the building’s public spaces was led by Alessandro Munge and the award-winning design collective, Studio Munge. In a bold signature statement, a dynamic black-and-white striped floor leads arriving guests to the luminescent reception parlor, adorned with works by Amsterdam based artist, Arnout Meijer. The artwork features an ongoing exploration of perception and light, elegantly and playfully contrasting the classic details of the lobby that pays homage to both the past and present.
“Reimagining this landmark building was an opportunity and an honor we approached with excitement and care. We are pleased to bring contemporary art and design, creative spaces and new dining experiences to the city,” said Michael Fuerstman, co-founder and creative director, Pendry Hotels & Resorts.
Bringing a sense of Southern California style to Chicago, the hotel also partnered with Los Angeles based, fashion designer, Heidi Merrick, who designed custom women’s uniforms for Front Desk and Bar Pendry associates. The hotel’s bespoke “uniform” pieces combine the best of Heidi Merrick’s signature silhouettes, along with pieces that provide a glimpse into future collections. Merrick, the daughter of world-renowned surfboard shaper Al Merrick, has also created a custom “SRF Pendry” sweatshirt for Pendry Hotels & Resorts inspired by her SRF Collection. The partnership with Merrick is the second in this collaborative series, following the opening of Pendry West Hollywood earlier this year.
,Pendry Chicago is home to the following dining, wellness, and lifestyle concepts:
Venteux – Located on the ground floor of Pendry Chicago, this new French brasserie, cafe and shellfish bar by restaurant and nightlife pioneer, Andy Masi and Clique Hospitality is helmed by Executive Chef-Partner Donald Young, Chicago’s youngest Michelin-starred talent. The stylish and modern 4,000 square-foot restaurant, designed by award-winning Studio Munge brings “a breath of French air” to Chicago’s iconic Magnificent Mile serving classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Bar Pendry – An intimate gathering place for early cocktail hours through late nightcaps, Bar Pendry is a celebration of the classic Chicago bar. Entered through heavy drapery, the dark and moody space is anchored with a curated art collection, and a lavish double-sided fireplace perfect for those seeking an inventive menu of classic and signature cocktails and light bites.
Château Carbide – A space never-before-accessible to locals, Pendry Chicago brings to life the 24th floor of one of Chicago’s most celebrated buildings with Château Carbide, a summer pop-up opening June 25 featuring Whispering Angel rosé. Guests and locals are invited to relax and relish in the lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur. By day, soak up the sun on striped loungers and enjoy a picnic-style menu and curated wine list. By night, the indoor-outdoor space becomes Chicago’s newest nightlife destination for DJs, bottle service and city views.
The Billiard Gallery – Chicago’s new hideaway for artists and pool players alike, The Billiard Gallery is tucked away adjacent to the hotel’s lobby and restaurant, with street side views of Michigan Avenue. The Gallery showcases a rotating collection of artworks and is the perfect place for seasonal pop-ups and private events.
Weddings, Meetings & Events – Diverse in size and style, Pendry Chicago offers 13,000 square feet of special event space catering to parties from 10 to 500. From Michigan Terrace with floor-to-ceiling windows and a 40-foot outdoor veranda with views onto its namesake avenue, to the Ballroom, an impressive Art Deco-inspired space featuring a large window that can seat gatherings up to 500, weddings and special events are made memorable here with ample natural light. For meetings and more intimate events, Pendry Chicago offers multiple gallery rooms and salons featuring divisible space and creative menus from the Pendry Chicago culinary team.
Fitness & Wellness – Equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness center including multiple Peloton bikes, Pendry Chicago has also partnered with State Bicycle Co. to offer custom Pendry Chicago bicycles to allow guests to immerse themselves in the city, on two wheels—with exploration of the Chicago River Walk, Millenium Park and nearby attractions. Guests are invited to grab a picnic basket and embark on a proper Chicago adventure. Select guestrooms also feature Tonal Mirrors for on-demand, in-room fitness.
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