Opened in October 2013, the 247-room Thompson Chicago offers top-tier hotel facilities with understated elegance to business and leisure travelers alike. Located just steps from Michigan Avenue, Oak Street boutiques, Lake Michigan and the Loop, Thompson Chicago specializes in personalized service and presents the sophisticated comforts of a home-away-from home to its savvy clientele. Sophisticated yet cool, timeless with an edge, Thompson Chicago surprises in unexpected ways. Acclaimed British designer Tara Bernerd turns her worldly, eclectic sensibility to 11 for the Gold Coast hotel that includes a stylish loft-like lobby accented with dark woods and clean, mid-century lines. Rich textures of leather, velvet and flannel add warmth throughout the hotel. Art plays an important role in creating a sense of place at Thompson Chicago, which features thought-provoking pieces in its lobby, hallways and guest rooms from a range of artists. The Secret Stairway, which spans five stories, is filled with original colorful murals from local, under-the-radar street and graffiti artists.