London's Langham Opens Chicago Hotel

London-based Langham Hospitality has opened its fourth U.S. property, The Langham, Chicago, it announced last week.

Located at 330 N. Wabash — built in 1971 as IBM’s regional headquarters and the last office building designed by famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe — the 52-story riverfront hotel has 316 guest rooms and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, not to mention an onsite restaurant and lounge, a fitness center, a pool and a fine art collection featuring more than 140 works.

The building was declared a Chicago Landmark in 2008 and was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 2010.

“After more than four years of planning and construction, we’re delighted to join the Chicago community and bring our brand of European hospitality to this great city,” Langham Hospitality Group CEO Brett Butcher said in a statement. “The Langham, Chicago was a labor of love for our Chairman, Dr. K.S. Lo, who is passionately committed to developing luxury hotels in heritage buildings. The opportunity to build our hotel within this landmark building was a great privilege.”

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