Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Debuts Revamped Meeting Spaces
Wednesday August 21st, 2013 - 12:48PM CGP
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CHICAGO—Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park unveiled a $2.5 million renovation of the hotel’s 63,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, which now includes 15 meeting rooms ranging from 400 to 16,000 sq. ft. This project is the culmination of a more-than $60 million lobby-to-roof renovation of the entire hotel.
“This final piece of our five-year renovation unifies the meeting space with the contemporary feeling of the rest of the property, creating space that is both artistic, yet modern,” stated Mark Huntley, regional VP and general manager.
The project was executed with an eye toward sustainability. From paint to furniture, most of the items for the project were sourced within a few hundred miles of Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. Low VOC paint, compact fluorescent lighting fixtures and carpeting manufactured with minimal environmental impact were pieces of the “green” approach to the renovation.
The renovation of the meeting space by Chicago-based Gettys Group is meant to inspire creative and thoughtful meetings, according to the company. The neutral color palette includes custom wall coverings and plush window treatments. The carpeting is an abstract replication of the waters of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, as well as the flowers at Millennium Park. Crystal chandeliers reflect Fairmont’s history.
Tags: • Hospitality • Architecure & Interiors • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
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