Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Set against the dramatic skyline on the banks of the Chicago River, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, has officially completed its renovation which included an additional 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and one of Chicago's hottest rooftop bar concepts with inspiring city views. Reflecting on the urban energy and history that is Chicago, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel completed Phase 1 of renovations in April 2015, with the unveiling of the lobby and guestroom transformation.
Debuting in time for the warm weather, the new rooftop bar named Raised puts a spin on the city's rooftop bar scene. Located on the 3rd floor of the hotel, the indoor/outdoor destination invites the energy from the city streets below. Raised's unique design features elements of glass, iron, greenery, fire pits, and reclaimed wood to fill the space, which comfortably seats 50 indoor, and 200 throughout the overall indoor/outdoor space.
The revamped hotel lobby is accentuated with a high-low design approach, pairing luxurious high-end finishes with raw, gritty, concrete, and graffiti-inspired surfaces. CTA bus-inspired windows from the early 1950's serve as a gateway into the chef's display kitchen at Staytion Market and Bar; the hotel's first floor dining concept.