Chicago’s Talbott Hotel to reopen after $20 million renovation

George Sell By George Sell
20 April 2017 | Updated 20 April 2017

US: The Talbott Hotel, a Joie de Vivre boutique property, will officially reopen in May following a four-month renovation.

The hotel, originally constructed in 1927, has undergone a full interior revamp by Chicago-based Kara Mann.
Improvements include brand-new guest rooms and suites that increase the total number of keys from 149 to 178. All public areas - including the lobby and meeting and event spaces - were refreshed "to cultivate a modern, residential and elegant aesthetic".  A new state-of-the-art fitness centre was also added.

Opening in early May, 20 East, the new restaurant at The Talbott, features modern takes on American fare from chef James Keane. 20 East serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering salads, sandwiches, large plates, sides, and specials. Additionally, the bar serves craft beers, wines, and culinary cocktails that pair perfectly with the cuisine.

"The Talbott has been a fixture in the Gold Coast for nearly 90 years and is a backbone of the neighborhood," said Morgan Bailey, the Talbott Hotel's general manager. "Our team members, many of whom have been with the hotel for over 20 years, are ready to welcome back our guests and act as social ambassadors for locals while introducing Chicago visitors to everything our incredible city has to offer."

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