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- 73%Luxury Travelers
- 62%Art & Design Lovers
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- PUBLIC ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2
Formerly known as the Ambassador East, this hotel—and its lounge, The Pump Room—was a veritable hotspot for big-time celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Eddie Murphy. Extensive renovations have updated both the hotel and lounge, but even a facelift hasn’t rubbed off all the old-school glam and mystique from this Gold Coast charmer of a hotel.
In a time when jeans are worn in the workplace, The Public remains stubbornly elegant. Seriously, I feel like the people dining and drinking here are some of the best-dressed in town. The hotel is also smack-dab in the middle of the Gold Coast (Chicago’s old-money neighborhood) and down the street from the former Playboy mansion, so there’s an air of timelessness throughout. As for the hotel, it has a pretty lobby, and even prettier restaurant and bar, and appropriately nice rooms. If you got the dough to stay here, you won’t regret it.Recommended for:
- PUBLIC ChicagoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Foodie options at this swanky hotel include the Pump Room restaurant headed by James Beard award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and the lobby minibar, which features samplings of local favorites like Garrett popcorn and Cora Lee candies. If you book a suite, you get a $100 food and dining credit.Recommended for:
- PUBLIC ChicagoFirst to Review
I stayed at this hotel during it's opening night about a year ago. As I strolled up to the hotel in my jeans & sneakers, I was immediately embarrassed by my wardrobe. There was a massive line of people dressed in their best, waiting to get into to grand opening party. The hotel staff had a great sense of humor about it and we enjoyed a few laughs while in my grubs. I got changed as quickly as I could and met my friends in the lobby for few glasses of champagne. While this is an upscale, trendy hotel I met very down to earth, friendly people. I loved the location, in a suburb close to downtown. Of course the rooms are brand new and very comfortable. I would highly recommend The Public to patrons looking for a swanky yet comfortable experience.Recommended for:
The hotel features the re-imagined PUMP ROOM Restaurant, with a new food concept by world renowned and James Beard award winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The Restaurant offers re-invented PUMP ROOM classics and simple, delicious “farm to table” favorites in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Each evening the Restaurant’s bar transforms into a supper club that re-captures the glamour the 30’s and 40’s with a modern twist. The Living Room, Library & Coffee Bar and Screening Room, provide incredible spaces for socializing, dining, drinking, people watching, work and fun both day and night.
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The 285 spacious and over-sized guest rooms and suites are designed in a soothing "no-color" color palette. With Frette linens, down bedding, 42” HD TV’s, complimentary WiFi, and custom drapery and lighting, the rooms evoke a sense of ease and comfort, and feature an unexpected mix of classic and modern pieces creating one harmonious environment. Guest rooms are decorated with natural linen seating, leather Thonet desk chairs and Giacometti inspired steel desks. Bathrooms feature marble mosaic floors, custom Corian sinks and Delft porcelain inspired accessories.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Pets Allowed
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Handicap Accessible