Chicago’s Langham Hotel and Travelle

When visiting Chicago recently, I knew I really wanted to see Travelle, a restaurant and lounge at the Langham Hotel.  The hotel, which is located in a building designed by the iconic Ludgwig Mies van der Rohe, is situated in downtown Chicago with easy access to shopping and popular attractions.  With private event space, a spa, pool, and ballroom, as well as several boardrooms, the Langham is a luxurious place to stay for pleasure or business.

I made a fast dash to Travelle and sat in the lounge for drinks.  Its very cool, urban, monochromatic feel was designed by architect David Rockwell.  The floor to ceiling windows flood the lounge with light while giving guests a gorgeous view of the river and Chicago’s famous Loop.  One striking feature was an interactive digital wall undulating amongst the lounge’s chic furniture.  The space is full of lush elements and visual, techno details.  As we enjoyed drinks and a woman playing rock songs on the violin, the digital wall of photos constantly changed and altered.  Such a cool atmosphere!

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The lobby of the Langham is another stunning space.  I thought it looked really magical, with all these gorgeous clusters near the center of the ceiling.  It has a special, totally different vibe, more elegant and formal.  So beautiful!

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Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay at the fully-booked Langham, but I did enjoy my brief time there.  If you’re ever in Chicago, I highly recommend a visit to the Langham, and Travelle in particular!