Art-Themed InterContinental Opens at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Chicago's second InterContinental hotel has opened in Rosemont, Ill., near O'Hare International Airport. Designed especially for business travelers, the property features 556 guestrooms and 53,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, not to mention an extensive art collection with which it doubles as a veritable art museum.

"InterContinental Chicago O'Hare is a destination hotel with great proximity to Chicago's major hub, O'Hare International Airport," General Manager David Hall said in a statement. "Our dedication to providing the finest in the arts, culture and lifestyle is woven throughout every element of the property. Guests will surely discover and enjoy an engaging architectural design, world-class facilities and impeccable services."

The O'Hare InterContinental's onsite art gallery is managed by a full-time curator and displays a bi-annually rotating collection of commissioned artwork from local and international artists. What's more, it extends into the property's guestrooms, each of which features original works by Chicago artists Thomas Masters and Jay Ryan.

While the hotel gives daily champagne tours of its art collection for art enthusiasts, it also offers other, art-less amenities. Among its 556 rooms, for instance, are 70 Executive and VIP suites with soaking tubs and steam showers. There's also the exclusive InterContinental Club Lounge, three onsite restaurants and a 275-seat live entertainment venue that will host a variety of musical and comedy acts.

Meeting planners can book that venue for private events, or take advantage of several other meeting rooms, including four grand ballrooms and nine boardrooms.

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