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Client
Oxford Capital Group
Architect/Designer
Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Photographer
Craig Dugan Photography, Lauren Mitchell Photography
City/Neighborhood
ChicagoWe
Size
112,000 sf, 56 stories, 273 rooms

While concurrently building the Essex on the Park residential tower, our team completed a full restoration of Hotel Essex. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Essex combines unique elements from the 1950's with luxurious modern appointments. 

All 273 guestrooms are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, a smart TV, Bluetooth-enabled bathroom mirrors and high-end features. The restaurants and bar areas are shared with the residential tower, connected on the ___ th floor.  Extensive amenity spaces include a large conference room, fitness center, and extravagant lobby with a bistro-style restaurant.

Historic Preservation at The Forefront

In accordance with the Chicago Landmarks Commission, the hotel's exterior, including the iconic rooftop sign and steel-and-glass facade, were preserved.

Awards + Certifications

WELL Certified