Tuesday , 16 November 2021
Chicago Hotel Design

Chicago Hotel Design

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Named “The Hottest Hotel in City” by Vanity Fair, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel opened on Michigan Avenue in May. For over 120 years, the Athletic Association was a men-only club staffed by Chicago’s elite. The elegant 1893 Venetian Gothic-style building had been closed since 2007 and was uncertain until it was bought by Geolo Capital (Commune Hotels & Resorts) in 2012 and AJ Capital Partners converted this former boys’ club into one of the most sought-after hotels in town. The design was created by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Roman and Williams and pays homage to the history of the building. At the same time, the designers made it feel modern and new by combining elaborate turn-of-the-century architectural details with vintage and custom-made items that hark back to the hotel’s sporty past.

Images via the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

Leather club chairs

Leather club chairs living room

Is there anything that says Gentlemen’s Club more than leather armchairs? (Note the vintage boxing gloves on the bench.)

Wool park blankets

masculine guest room hospitality design

Vintage high school style

Vintage high school bedroom decor

Leather details

Club chairs made of male leather

Black and white bathroom

Remodel black and white bathroom

Sporty design

Ideas for revising the home office

Leather catchalls

brown leather catchalls

Antique sport details

Vintage hospitality interior design

Tennis racket bedside tables

Tennis racket bedside table legs

Boys’ club living room

male living room makeover ideas

Dining area

Glass ceiling hotel dining area