Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'd Stay Here: Public Chicago

Ian Schrager is at it again with a fabulous boutique hotel......and this time, it's a brand. Brand meaning...expect more locations in the future.

Schrager is known for amazing boutique designs under the Morgans Hotel Group with such hotels as the Hudson, Mondrian Los Angeles, Clift, and the Delano...just to name a few.

Now, branching out on his own, he has formed the new brand and opened the first outpost in Chicago. Public is a new concept that Schrager calls boutique simplicity.

Entry

The simplicity reads as if you were in your own home. Simple comfort in a luxurious setting. Simple luxury where you can relax and pretentious is a dirty word.

Lobby

Living Room

Library

As part of the brands core values, the restaurant spaces are relaxed. A nice place to hang out, have drinks, even a leisurely meal. Schrager states that service is the center of the guest experience at Public. Service that goes above and beyond yet still is comfortable and casual. Where better to feel this than at one of the restaurants and bars. Social and carefree.

Pump Room Bar

Pump Room

Pump Room 

Library & Coffee Bar

Even the rooms are simple and serene. Clean and crisp where nothing can clutter the mind visually. All the bells and whistles are there but one feels like they are not being shoved into the next big thing.

Guestroom

Guestroom

Suite

Suite

Bathroom

And if spending time in your room is not the plan all of the public areas are meant to feel comfortable and accessible. To mix and mingle, or even just sit quietly with your computer.

Library

Screening Room

Meeting Room

Rooftop

I'm going to pack my bags...see you there!






Images: Public Hotels
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