The Langham, Chicago – Midcentury Modern masterpiece

The Langham, Chicago occupies the first 12 floors of a landmark building that sits beside the Chicago River. Designed by Midcentury Modern master architect Mies van der Rohe, the soaring 52-story structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

Inside the hotel, you can see nods to the building’s heritage — large, elegant guest rooms have subtle bronze accents while gorgeous travertine tiles are found in bathrooms and in public spaces.

The Langham, Chicago is the luxury hospitality company’s fourth property in the United States. Although it opened in the Windy City in 2013, the hotel reflects the centuries-old heritage and European hospitality sensibilities of the original 1865 Langham in London.

Guests are able to take afternoon tea in the open and airy Pavilion, dine on seasonal American fare at Travelle (designed by David Rockwell), indulge in a treatment at the Asian-inspired Chuan Spa or retreat to the 12th-floor club lounge for cocktails and magnificent views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

Located on the second floor of the luxury hotel, Travelle serves up seasonal American fare in an industrial-chic David Rockwell-designed dining room. From a glass-encased open kitchen, the chefs churn out flavorful plates like barley risotto with butternut squash, diver scallops with golden tomato beurre blanc, and a selection of prime cuts.

Tucked in a corner, you’ll find Travelle’s window-framed bar, the perfect spot for an art-inspired signature cocktail (try El Pajaro with Vida del Maguey mezcal, Pedro Ximénez sherry, tawny port and chocolate bitters). Or take your tipple into the adjoining lounge to sip while gazing out at panoramic skyline views.


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