Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Chicago
PhotographyCourtesy of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
The newly transformed Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, which now includes bespoke designs by Ulster Carpets, takes inspiration from the vibrancy of the Windy City and the Great Lake that lies just beyond.
The renovations reveal a sophisticated yet playful base for urban adventurers, including both first time visitors and those who are drawn to the Windy City again and again. The overall vision by the Gettys Group, a leading hotel design and development firm, was to create an aesthetic that reflects the dynamism and personality of the Loop, where the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago is based.
Chicago’s official Downtown area, the Loop has become an eclectic urban playground, where business, culture and abundant greenspace all converge to create a bustling waterfront cityscape. Gettys Group drew inspiration from this diverse mix of communities, with the renovation incorporating a bespoke design from Ulster for the corridors of this 192-bedroom hotel.
The new-look hotel corridors are characterised by a palette of black and white offset by menswear-inspired details that range from feather-shaped brass light fixtures to floral shades – the latter of which has been incorporated into the tailored carpet.
A layered, symmetrical design in mottled greys and blacks is interspersed with bold, large scale, abstract flowers to act as a gateway into the revitalised guestrooms and suites. These floral features have been carefully positioned in key corridor locations, adding a splash of colour that further animates the interior style.
The customised detail in the new carpet for the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago is only made possible by the high levels of design and manufacturing experience by Ulster.
The knowledge of a team of highly skilled designers is combined with the patented PSYLO™ technology from Ulster to offer almost unlimited design possibilities without the need for a repeating pattern.
With a long-standing reputation for providing the superior durability and colour retention levels that are essential within the hospitality sector, Ulster has combined these bespoke design capabilities with an ability to manufacture the highest quality axminster carpets.