Sophistication in the Second City

Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Who could argue? Particularly when you step back in time, while simultaneously stepping forward into the mod new St. Jane hotel.

This Michigan Avenue icon is a self-described “historic landmark with a modern perspective.” The name is a nod to civil rights leader and social worker Jane Addams.

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Historically speaking, the art deco skyscraper dates back to 1929, designed by the Burnham Brothers as regional headquarters for the Carbide and Carbon Company. In 1994, the building received landmark status. Today, it stands as beautiful reminder of jazz-era Chicago at its peak, with a polished black-granite exterior and 24-karat gold leaf accents and dark green terra cotta on the tower. Legend has it the Burnham Brothers designed the building to look like a giant champagne bottle with a gold foil top.

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This is the second major restoration for the building, which was formerly a Hard Rock Hotel. Chicago’s Booth Hansen was tapped as the lead architect for this restoration, while Simeone Deary Design group handled the new interiors, which includes crystal chandeliers, herringboned stone floors and contemporary art culled from Chicago-area artists.

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The 365-room hotel is filed to capacity with eclectic style and one-of-a-kind furnishings. The hotel aims to create exceptional, unscripted moments for every guest.  Whether that’s the spacious ceilings and uncommonly large windows, the lustrous marble bathroom countertops or private bars stocked with locally sources items, there’s a sense of mystery that keeps revealing indulgent clues.

The Tower at St. Jane

The Tower offers a singular guest experience that feels like you’re on top of the world. During your stay, a dedicated concierge caters to every whim. While spectacular birds-eye views of the city keep you company and each room is an artfully curated space of wonder. The Tower rooms are on floors 24-36, and those guests have access to The Nobel, the 24th floor private rooftop bar with its own unrivaled window on the world. Extra perks to reward you for elevating your stay include a welcome gift, dedicated concierge staff, 24-hour check in and out, two free garment presses and a shoeshine.

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At the St. Jane, art deco lives on at the epicenter of a new cultural movement, one that brings people together and blends classic luxury with modern comfort.