St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Debuts the St. Regis Chicago, an Architectural Marvel Forever Changing the Windy City’s Skyline (2023)

The St. Regis Chicago Brings the Iconic Brand’s Glamorous Spirit and Celebrated Rituals to the Midwest

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Debuts the St. Regis Chicago, an Architectural Marvel Forever Changing the Windy City’s Skyline (1)

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Chicago. Developed by Magellan Development Group and designed by Studio Gang, the world-renowned architecture and urban design practice led by Jeanne Gang, the 101-story tower is the tallest building in the world designed by a female architect, offering guests and local luminaries a new viewpoint on sophisticated dining, bespoke service, and avant-garde design in the heart of downtown Chicago.

“The debut of The St. Regis Chicago signals a significant milestone for the St. Regis brand as we grow our footprint in the United States and celebrate our first property in the American Midwest,” said George Fleck, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “We are proud to open our doors in Chicago, an energetic and dynamic city that, like the St. Regis brand, is known for its rich history and pioneering design. Through The St. Regis Chicago we will debut a new icon within the city, sharing with our guests and local luminaries an architectural masterpiece that also represents the pinnacle of luxury hospitality today.”

Located in the idyllic Lakeshore East neighborhood, The St. Regis Chicago offers easy access to the Chicago River and is a short walk from the city’s leading luxury retailers, dining destinations, and notable cultural landmarks such as Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the famed Magnificent Mile. Making its own mark on the city’s cultural landscape, The St. Regis Chicago features a unique and distinctive design composed of an interconnected series of stacked, frustum-shapes that move rhythmically in and out of plane and extend to various heights. The tower’s crystalline form was inspired by nature with its facets of a shimmering gem and its gradient of green-blue glass that reflects the colors of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group led the interiors for multiple public-facing areas of the hotel, along with the Presidential Suite and The St. Regis Spa, drawing inspiration from Chicago’s rich architectural history. Throughout the hotel’s public areas, spa, and Presidential Suite, metallic materials and colors, such as copper and rust, are interwoven with geometric, angular lines, offering a nod to The Great Chicago Fire and the city’s geographic interconnectivity of waterways, buildings, and green spaces.

The St. Regis Chicago features 159 luxurious guestrooms and 33 exquisite suites across 11 floors. Meticulously conceived by Gensler, the guestrooms offer a place of respite and rejuvenation. A thoughtfully curated palette of natural stone and wood finishes create a connection to nature, juxtaposing its minimalistic beauty with a one-of-kind urban backdrop of skyline views. All guests of the hotel will also enjoy the signature St. Regis Butler Service, a hallmark of the brand for more than a century, which presents personalized offerings like garment pressing and packing services, ensuring that each guest’s preferences are understood and anticipated at every turn.

Chicago-based restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants will debut two dining experiences at The St. Regis Chicago for guests and locals alike to enjoy. At Miru, an all-day dining venue on the 11th floor, the menu, from Chef Hisanobu Osaka, highlights Japanese small plates, sushi, and sashimi complemented by a selection of steak and seafood. An extensive wine and sake program pairs perfectly with the menu while the desserts and pastries are led by Pastry Chef Juan Gutierrez, winner of Netflix’s School of Chocolate. Designed by globally renowned architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, Miru, which means "view" in Japanese, celebrates its address and location at the convergence of two bodies of water. Oriented toward the lakeside in its approach, the restaurant’s design is grounded in Chicago Modernism and is residentially-minded in scale. The venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor seating, in addition to private and semi-private dining spaces, and features two stunning terraces offering spectacular views of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the Chicago River. The Coffee Bar on Eleven is also open daily serving a selection of grab-and-go breakfast items and handmade pastries, among other delights. Slated to debut in Fall 2023, the Tuscan steakhouse, Tre Dita, from award-winning Chef Evan Funke, will feature fresh, handmade pasta, and classic Italian steaks like bistecca Fiorentina cooked at an open-hearth wood fired grill. The restaurant, Chef Funke's first outside of Los Angeles, will be designed by David Collins Studio.

Throughout the food and beverage spaces – including The Drawing Room and Library lounge areas – guests will experience three signature St. Regis brand rituals, including Afternoon Tea, evening Champagne Sabrage, and the hotel's unique Chicago-inspired twist on the brand’s signature libation, the Bloody Mary. Created by Beverage Director Diane Corcoran, The 1871 is served in a smoking glass, paying tribute to one of the most impactful events in the city’s history, The Great Chicago Fire, and features a local Rye Whiskey from FEW Spirits and a rim of smoked salt.

The St. Regis Spa, commands 12,000 square-feet of the expansive Wellness Floor, evoking an urban oasis of calming sensory experiences. Guests can sip the finest champagne at the Celebration Bar, then transcend and connect in the Iridium Lounge, all before indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment. The featured St. Regis Spa Suite offers a bespoke gathering space for VIPs, couples, families, and friends to enjoy treatment time together. Overlooking the Chicago River with sprawling views of Navy Pier & Lake Michigan, The St. Regis Chicago’s fully attended fitness center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment, outdoor sundeck, yoga studio and two private fitness rooms. A palatial, heated indoor pool offers stunning views of the city and Lake Michigan.

With more than 1,000 square-feet of premier event spaces, the hotel makes the perfect venue for cherished celebrations, gatherings, and meetings. The coveted 4,721 square-foot Astor Ballroom can host receptions for up to 500 guests and the third floor Executive Function Spaces will house four executive meeting rooms plus pre-function space over 3,000 square-feet. “We are excited to offer guests exquisite experiences that complement the city’s rich history all within the walls of the skyline-defining St. Regis,” adds Oliver Gibbons, General Manager, The St. Regis Chicago. “We look forward to bringing the brand’s celebrated traditions and rituals to life and to continuing the brand’s commitment to excellence across all sectors in hospitality.”

The St. Regis Chicago hotel is adjacent to the Residences at The St. Regis Chicago, which consists of 393 condominiums, offering residents the ultimate luxury living experience and access to all of the hotel amenities in addition to its own resident-only amenity floor.

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About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining timeless glamour with a vanguard spirit, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is committed to delivering exquisite experiences at more than 50 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Beginning with the debut of The St. Regis hotel in New York by John Jacob Astor IV at the dawn of the twentieth century, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by the signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including complimentary nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Magellan Development Group
Magellan Development Group is a family-owned company that was founded in 1996. To date, Magellan is the premier developer of mixed-use properties in Chicago and has extended its footprint to other major U.S. cities, including Minneapolis, Miami, Nashville, Austin, and Somerville, MA. From conception to completion, Magellan looks after all aspects of the development process and has unique experience in interrelated fields of real estate design, construction management, development, development consultation, architecture, leasing, sales and marketing. For more information on Magellan Development Group, please visit:

About Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants is an independent, family-owned restaurant group based in Chicago that owns, manages and licenses more than 110 restaurants in Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Nevada, California, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Washington D.C. with Tennessee coming soon. We were founded in June 1971 by Richard Melman and Jerry A. Orzoff with the opening of R.J. Grunts and today, thanks to the creativity of our partners, we proudly serve guests at more than 60 concepts ranging from fast casual to fine dining restaurants. For more information, visit or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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Who does the earlier St. Regis hotel brand belong to? ›

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is a luxury hotel chain, owned and managed by Marriott International.
FormerlySt. Regis Hotel
Number of locations53 (September, 2020)
Areas servedWorldwide
Productshotel and resort properties
OwnerMarriott International
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What was the first St. Regis hotel? ›

The original St Regis opened in New York City in 1904 at a total cost of $5.5 million. It was built as a sister hotel to the Waldorf-Astoria, part owned by Astor. It was technologically advanced for its time with telephones in each room, a fire alarm system and central heating and cooling.

What hotel chain is St. Regis part of? ›

Marriott International currently operates 16 properties under the St. Regis brand across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

What is nicer St. Regis or Ritz Carlton? ›

The Ritz-Carlton and Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Ritz-Carlton properties often feature a much more modern design than St. Regis hotels without compromising any five-star luxury. They're also well known for their club-level experience, which includes an impressive five daily food and beverage servings.

What celebrities stayed at St. Regis hotel? ›

Throughout its illustrious history, the building has hosted celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, William Paley and wife Babe, and Salvador Dalí, who could be spotted in the King Cole Bar with his pet ocelot.

What is the St Regis famous for? ›

The St. Regis soon became the center of Manhattan social life, and the headquarters for the original “Astor 400” -- the elite social group designated by Colonel Astor's mother. Colonel Astor died when the Titanic sank in 1912, leaving the St. Regis to his son, Vincent Astor.

What is the oldest running hotel? ›

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan - Wikipedia.

Where is the oldest running hotel? ›

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan (Yamanashi, Japan)

According to the Guinness World Records, the oldest hotel in the world is Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan. This ryokan—a traditional Japanese inn—has been owned by a whopping 52 generations of the same family.

Was the St Regis a Trump hotel? ›

Regis Toronto — the brand's first property in Canada — comes with an epic back story. Born in 2012 as the Trump International Hotel and Tower, the mixed-use project endured a litany of well-publicized problems, from flying glass building panels to political protests.

Who owns St. Regis Chicago? ›

Regis Chicago | Magellan Development Group.

What hotel chain is Ritz Carlton? ›

In 1998, the success of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company had attracted the attention of the hospitality industry, and the brand was purchased by Marriott International. Since this purchase, The Ritz-Carlton has continued to grow, providing exceptional service and genuine care to their guests across the globe.

Do you tip butler at St Regis? ›

McCarthy, of Cornell University, said that even though the butlers at the St. Regis don't expect tips, those at other hotels likely do. “Either way, leaving a tip for great service is always a good idea,” she said.

Is St Regis expensive? ›

The St. Regis Hotel has just earned the distinction of being the most expensive hotel in New York City. A new survey from has revealed this finding after comparing the hotel rates of all luxury hotels in NYC over the past 12 months.

Which is the best hotel brand in the world? ›

The world's top hotel chain is Marriott International. As the largest in the world by the number of rooms, it encompasses 30 brands with more than 6,500 hotels in 131 countries and territories.

What hotel do I'm a celebrity stay in? ›

What hotel do the I'm A Celebrity stars stay in? All the stars get to spend a few nights at a luxury hotel called the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa.

Do celebrities stay in hotels for free? ›

Celebrities sometimes get free hotel stays.

Kislin said it's not uncommon for celebrities and influencers to get complimentary stays at the hotels of their choice for promotional purposes, especially if the person's image aligns with the hotel's brand.

What drink was invented at St. Regis? ›

The story is told, in 1934 the bartender at The St. Regis New York's King Cole Bar, Fernand Petiot, perfected the recipe for a vodka-and-tomato juice cocktail. Dubbed the Bloody Mary — a name that sounded rather racy for the hotels' clientele — the signature cocktail was thus given its' moniker of the Red Snapper.

What is the name of St. Regis top floor? ›

Description: ASILO (A-sea-lo) meaning haven in Spanish is an open to sky sanctuary perched on the 40th floor of the St Regis Hotel Mumbai. As India's highest rooftop venue, ASILO offers a breath taking, panoramic views of Mumbai City from an uber luxe setting.

What is the oldest luxury hotel in the world? ›

Such is the case of the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Japan, near Mount Fuji. This hotel has been open since 705, making it the oldest hotel in the world. Another special feature is that it has been run by the same family since its inception, more than 1,300 years ago.

What is the oldest operating hotel in America? ›

Omni Parker House (Boston, Massachusetts)

The Omni Park House in Boston is the city's oldest inn and the "longest continuously operating hotel in the United States." Since its founding in 1855, the Omni Parker House has hosted famous writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and political giants like Franklin D. Roosevelt.

What is America's oldest inns? ›

Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, offering 80 beautiful rooms in America's oldest operating Inn. Located in Rhinebeck, New York.

What is the biggest abandoned hotel in the world? ›

The Ryugyong Hotel (Korean: 류경호텔; sometimes spelled as Ryu-Gyong Hotel), or Yu-Kyung Hotel, is an unfinished 105-story, 330-metre-tall (1,080 ft) pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("capital of willows") is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang.

What is the biggest hotel in the world? ›

Since 2020, the largest hotel in the world is the First World Hotel in Malaysia with 7,351 rooms divided between two buildings. The largest single hotel building is MGM Grand Las Vegas, with 5,124 rooms in one building.

What is Trump's biggest hotel? ›

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
Floor count64
Floor area185,805 m2 (1,999,990 sq ft)
Design and construction
DeveloperThe Trump Organization
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Is Trump hotel owned by Hilton? ›

Immerse Yourself in Casual Glamour. Indulge in the spirited revelry of Las Vegas from the spectacular glamour of Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, a Hilton Grand Vacations. This exclusive property offers an iconic Las Vegas setting, just steps from the Fashion Show Mall and all the Vegas action.

What was Trump's first hotel? ›

It operated as the 2,000-room Commodore Hotel between 1919 and 1976. Hotel chain Hyatt and real estate developer Donald Trump converted the hotel to the 1,400-room Grand Hyatt New York between 1978 and 1980, encasing the facade in glass and renovating the interior.

How many floors does St Regis Chicago have? ›

The St. Regis Chicago, formerly Wanda Vista Tower, is a 101-story, 1,198 ft (365 m) supertall skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois.

How many rooms does St Regis Chicago have? ›

The St. Regis Chicago features 159 luxurious guestrooms and 33 exquisite suites across 11 floors.

How much does it cost to build a skyscraper in Chicago? ›

The average price per floor for Chicago is about $6.2 million; for Shanghai it's about $3.7 million per floor. For New York, on average, it costs about $15 million per floor.

What is so special about The Ritz-Carlton? ›

The Gold Standard

100 years of history. With an unshakeable credo and corporate philosophy of un-wavering commitment to service, both in our hotels and in our communities, The Ritz-Carlton has been recognized with numerous awards for being the gold standard of hospitality.

What is the difference between The Ritz-Carlton and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve? ›

It is Ritz-Carlton Reserve – a rare place set aside for those who appreciate an exotic sanctuary tucked away in the most exquisite corners of the world. In simple terms it's part of the Ritz Carlton Brand but being a Reserve property signifies that it's one of their most luxurious properties in the brand.

What happened to The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead? ›

The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead was once an epicenter of Atlanta's social scene, a mainstay for gossip and celebrity sightings, but on Wednesday, Marriott officially reintroduced the renovated and rebranded property, now named the Whitley Hotel Atlanta Buckhead, by hosting a lavish cocktail party for city dignitaries, media, ...

What was the St Regis Venice before? ›

The St. Regis Venice was formerly The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice.

What was the Saint hotel before? ›

Formerly known as the Audubon Building, construction on the original structure began in September 1907, but was converted to an office building in June 1908 after the foundation was installed. It never operated as a hotel, only as an office building until 1997, when it was closed.

What was the Thistle hotel called before? ›

Holyrood Inn Ltd was established in 1963 and changed its name to Thistle Hotels Ltd in 1965, which functioned as a subsidiary of the holding company Scottish & Newcastle Breweries plc.

What was JW Marriott before? ›

Willard Marriott. In 1927, J. Willard Marriott opened the nine-stool root beer stand that grew into the Hot Shoppes Restaurant chain and evolved into today's Marriott International hotel company.

What is the oldest bar in the world Venice? ›

Founded in 1492, Cantina do Mori is the oldest wine bar in Venice (which is WOW in itself).

Why is it called St. Regis? ›

Named after the Upper St. Regis Lake in the Adirondacks by founder John Jacob Astor IV, the St. Regis opened in 1904 across Fifth Avenue from several of the Vanderbilt mansions (whose owners fought bitterly against the hotel being built at all).

Who owns the Saint hotel? ›

New York-based developer Eric Birnbaum's Dreamscape Companies, which has raised $1 billion to invest in such projects, bought The Saint in March for $40 million from Dallas-based hotelier Mark Wyant, who has owned the historic building at 931 Canal Street since he bought it for $5.35 million in 2010.

Why is it called the Last Hotel St Louis? ›

The hotel is named for a last, the wooden form used in shoemaking. The interiors of The Last Hotel represent a melting pot of textures, colors, time periods and patterns. Inspired by the creative diversity of the city's culture and people, award-winning designers at ESG made St. Louis itself the muse.

Why is the St James Hotel famous? ›

The St. James Hotel, located in historic downtown Cimarron, New Mexico, is a historic hotel, restaurant and bar. It is known for its legendary status of being haunted by the spirits of men murdered there in the 19th century during northeastern New Mexico's "wild west" days.

What was inn on the lake called before? ›

Originally owned by the Darnely family, the building incorporated a boating lake and swimming pool, and was leased on various occasions throughout the 1930s and 1940s. During this time, it was known as 'The Laughing Water Restaurant and Tea Rooms'.

What was a hotel called in the Wild West? ›

Saloons are often considered synonymous with hotels, and indeed are a notorious part of the Wild West myth, but not all saloons accepted overnight visitors, especially since many were run by just a single proprietor who could not manage more than a few clients and customers at a single time.

What was the old name of the Hilton Garden Inn? ›

History. The Hilton Garden Inn brand began in the late 1980s under the name CrestHill by Hilton. Due to a slow real estate phase, only four of 25 proposed hotels were built.

Is JW Marriott a Mormon? ›

Marriott was a faithful member of the LDS Church and sought to share the church's teachings with others by placing a copy of the Book of Mormon in each hotel room, alongside a copy of a Gideon Bible—a tradition that has endured.

What does JW mean in Marriott? ›

J. Willard Marriott. J. Willard Marriott. John Willard Marriott was born at Marriott Settlement, Utah, on September 17, 1900, the second of eight children of Hyrum Willard Marriott and Ellen Morris Marriott.

Is JW better than Marriott? ›

It offers the highest level of luxury amenities and services, such as larger rooms, more spacious public areas and other features not found in a standard Marriott hotel. JW Marriott hotels often have an extra indulgent experience, with features like on-site spas, gourmet restaurants, and much more.

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