Marriott's LaSalle Chicago Opens

Its art deco private club vibe is an elegant addition to the Loop.

Chicago’s Loop gained a stylish lodging option with the recent opening of Marriott’s LaSalle Chicago, an Autograph Collection property that occupies only the higher elevations of a historic Daniel Burnham–designed building.

The hotel’s owners intend for LaSalle Chicago to offer “uncommon experiences.” It’s a subjective proposition, but the private club vibe found here, next to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, offers a refreshing contrast to the financial center’s more-buttoned-up ambiance. 

DiLeonardo International and Chipman Design Architecture designed the sumptuous interiors, which echo the building’s art deco exterior. Enter any of its 232 luxury suites or oversized guest rooms and you’ll be greeted by sumptuous dark wood detailing, indulgent Beautyrest Black by Simmons beds, and a spacious marble-clad bathroom. A spa—to which LaSalle guests receive priority access—is only an elevator ride away.  

The common and uncommon collide among the reworked favorites found at the hotel’s restaurant and lounge, Grill on 21. It has already earned accolades for serving one of the Windy City’s richest brunches, with the crème brulée French toast a standout. Work it off afterward on the Peloton bikes in LaSalle’s fitness center.