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W Chicago Hotel City Center (Midland Club/Hotel)

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Address

172 W. Adams St.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Architect

Karl M. Vitzthum, 1929

Description

A private club for businessmen commissioned this Beaux-Arts building at the end of the Roaring Twenties. After the club failed during the Great Depression, the building became a hotel. Its surprisingly large column-free library and its dining room were converted into meeting rooms. In 2001, W Hotels transformed the building with stylish new designs by Shopworks that complemented its ornate decor. Oversized lamps bring a touch of Alice In Wonderland to the lobby.

Archived In

2015