Thompson Chicago is a landmark Chicago hotel located in the centre of the Gold Coast. Tara Bernerd & Partners was responsible for the full interior architecture and design of the 246 bedrooms and public areas, including two bars and the restaurant, Nico Osteria, run by renowned Chicago restaurateurs One Off Hospitality.
Replacing the original porte-cochère entrance, Bernerd and her team substituted a glazed façade, to increase the floor space of the building considerably and allow an optimal reconfiguration of the layout. The further design scheme for the hotel sets a warm, seductive ambience, paying homage to its urban location. Raw components such as exposed brick, iron framework and timber beams were balanced out with rich, smoky velvets, fantastic grey flannels and soft leathers to create an overall sensation of understated luxury.