Last month I passed by the JW Marriott Chicago, across the street from Starwood’s W City Center Hotel. The lobby was busy with workers adding the finishing details to the $396 million dollar renovation of the Continental and Commercial National Bank Building. The Burnham building is a piece of Chicago history. Daniel H. Burnham, raised in Chicago, was America’s preeminent architect at the turn of the century and his architectural firm was the largest in the world at the time of his death in 1912. Other notable Burnham buildings are Union Station Washington D.C. and the Flatiron Building in New York City.
The hotel opened three weeks ago with 610 guestrooms on the lower 12 floors of the building. TimeOut Chicago has a 21 photo slideshow of the new hotel interior.
Dom Perignon Champagne & Andy Warhol-inspired snacks
Wednesday, December 1 from 4-9 pm there will be an event in the JW Marriott Lounge hosted by Dom Perignon to release a new limited edition collection of Warhol-inspired DP champagne bottles with a 2002 vintage. The bottles come in six colors and Warhol inspired appetizers will accompany the specially priced champagne.
Sounds like an interesting event if you have the time and inclination to check out the new JW Marriott Chicago hotel.
Room rates currently run at $239 per night for this weekend Dec 3-5, 2010.