• The serene guest rooms combine coziness with modern cool. Photograph by Derek Richmond.

    • Black and white portraits add a pop of personality to a private nook. Photograph by Derek Richmond.

    • Humorous touches are everywhere. Photograph by Derek Richmond.

    • The Pump Room bar once hosted luminaries like Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart. Photograph by Derek Richmond.

    • Irreverent portraits by Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens decorate the Library, a coffee bar cum cocktail lounge. Photograph by Derek Richmond.

    • Glimmering orbs cast a romantic glow over diners at The Pump Room. Photograph by Derek Richmond.

      ISSUE 14: CHICAGO

      PUBLIC CHICAGO

      The brainchild of hotelier to the fabulous, Ian Schrager, the 285 room Public Chicago offers high style and modern elegance in the former Ambassador East Hotel, a 1926 landmark building in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast. The big draw, besides the polished interiors and luxe accomodations? The Pump Room, a fresh update on one of the city’s most storied supper clubs, now helmed by star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.