Pendry Hotels & Resorts Announces the Opening Of
Pendry Chicago Brings New Art, Design and Luxury Offerings to the Iconic Carbide & Carbon Building
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (May 26, 2021) – Pendry Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Pendry Chicago. Located in the heart of the Loop neighborhood, Pendry Chicago is a reimagination of the iconic 1920s-era Carbide & Carbon Building, a true American Art Deco landmark. Pendry Chicago delivers 364 newly redesigned guestrooms and suites; completely renovated and reinvigorated public spaces including the hotel’s signature modern French brasserie and cafe, Venteux; the intimate Bar Pendry; The Billiard Gallery, and a summer rooftop bar, set 24 stories above Michigan Avenue to debut June 25 as Château Carbide, a day-to-night experience delivering the lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur with a very Chicago spin. The hotel offers 13,000 square feet of diverse meetings and event space, a state-ofthe-art fitness center, and a curated art collection featuring works from both world-renowned and local Chicago artists.
“We are pleased to cement Pendry Hotels & Resorts’ presence in the Midwest with the opening of our latest hotel in one of Chicago’s most recognizable landmark buildings,” said Alan J. Fuerstman, founder, chairman and CEO, Montage International. “An embodiment of Chicago’s past, present, and future, we look forward to joining this incredibly vibrant city.”
Steeped in history and anchored in style, the complete reimagination of the building’s public spaces was led by Alessandro Munge and the award-winning design collective, Studio Munge. In a bold signature statement, a dynamic black-and-white striped floor leads arriving guests to the luminescent reception parlor, adorned with works by Amsterdam based artist, Arnout Meijer. The artwork features an ongoing exploration of perception and light, elegantly and playfully contrasting the classic details of the lobby that pays homage to both the past and present. “Reimagining this landmark building was an opportunity and an honor we approached with excitement and care. We are pleased to bring contemporary art and design, creative spaces and new dining experiences to the city,” said Michael Fuerstman, co-founder and creative director, Pendry Hotels & Resorts.
Bringing a sense of Southern California style to Chicago, the hotel also partnered with Los Angeles based, fashion designer, Heidi Merrick, who designed custom women’s uniforms for Front Desk and Bar Pendry associates. The hotel’s bespoke “uniform” pieces combine the best of Heidi Merrick’s signature silhouettes, along with pieces that provide a glimpse into future collections. Merrick, the daughter of world-renowned surfboard shaper Al Merrick, has also created a custom “SRF Pendry” sweatshirt for Pendry Hotels & Resorts inspired by her SRF Collection, available to purchase at www.shoppendry.com. The partnership with Merrick is the second in this collaborative series, following the opening of Pendry West Hollywood earlier this year.
Pendry Chicago is home to the following dining, wellness, and lifestyle concepts:
Venteux – Located on the ground floor of Pendry Chicago, this new French brasserie, cafe and shellfish bar by restaurant and nightlife pioneer, Andy Masi and Clique Hospitality is helmed by Executive Chef-Partner Donald Young, Chicago’s youngest Michelin-starred talent. The stylish and modern 4,000 square-foot restaurant, designed by awardwinning Studio Munge brings “a breath of French air” to Chicago’s iconic Magnificent Mile serving classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Bar Pendry – An intimate gathering place for early cocktail hours through late nightcaps, Bar Pendry is a celebration of the classic Chicago bar. Entered through heavy drapery, the dark and moody space is anchored with a curated art collection, and a lavish double-sided fireplace perfect for those seeking an inventive menu of classic and signature cocktails and light bites.
Château Carbide – A space never-before-accessible to locals, Pendry Chicago brings to life the 24th floor of one of Chicago’s most celebrated buildings with Château Carbide, a summer pop-up opening June 25 featuring Whispering Angel rosé. Guests and locals are invited to relax and relish in the lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur. By day, soak up the sun on striped loungers and enjoy a picnic-style menu and curated wine list. By night, the indoor-outdoor space becomes Chicago’s newest nightlife destination for DJs, bottle service and city views.
The Billiard Gallery – Chicago’s new hideaway for artists and pool players alike, The Billiard Gallery is tucked away adjacent to the hotel’s lobby and restaurant, with street side views of Michigan Avenue. The Gallery showcases a rotating collection of artworks and is the perfect place for seasonal pop-ups and private events.
Weddings, Meetings & Events – Diverse in size and style, Pendry Chicago offers 13,000 square feet of special event space catering to parties from 10 to 500. From Michigan Terrace with floor-to-ceiling windows and a 40-foot outdoor veranda with views onto its namesake avenue, to the Ballroom, an impressive Art Deco-inspired space featuring a large window that can seat gatherings up to 500, weddings and special events are made memorable here with ample natural light. For meetings and more intimate events, Pendry Chicago offers multiple gallery rooms and salons featuring divisible space and creative menus from the Pendry Chicago culinary team.
Fitness & Wellness –Equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness center including multiple Peloton bikes, Pendry Chicago has also partnered with State Bicycle Co. to offer custom Pendry Chicago bicycles to allow guests to immerse themselves in the city, on two wheels—with exploration of the Chicago River Walk, Millennium Park and nearby attractions. Guests are invited to grab a picnic basket and embark on a proper Chicago adventure. Select guestrooms also feature Tonal Mirrors for on-demand, in-room fitness.
For more information about Pendry Chicago, please visit www.pendry.com/chicago/ or follow @pendrychicago. Images of Pendry Chicago are available for download and use here. (Password: ZVVjV8n5P39H)
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About Pendry Chicago-Pendry Chicago is a creative rebirth of the Burnham Brother’s iconic, bold and playful Art Deco Carbide & Carbon building that has cemented itself as a Chicago landmark. Steeped in history and anchored in style, the modern-day luxury hotel is located in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, amid a dynamic collection of cultural attractions, robust offices and corporate headquarters, and distinct restaurants and shops. Its central location and proximity to other famed Chicago neighborhoods makes it the ideal launching pad to explore the city. The reimagined 1929 landmark features 364 redesigned guestrooms and suites, and public spaces thoughtfully designed by Alessandro Munge’s Studio Munge including a signature restaurant and bar concept overseen by Andy Masi, and his Clique Hospitality group. In addition, the hotel features a lobby bar and lounge, a spectacular rooftop terrace, 13,000 square feet of meetings and event space, curated fitness and wellness programming, and an extensive art collection. Pendry Chicago is both a restoration and a reinvigoration of a Chicago architectural marvel. Pendry Chicago is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information, follow @pendrychicago or visit www.pendry.com/chicago/.
About Pendry Hotels & Resorts-Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International. Pendry combines inspired design with a celebration of culture and authentic service tailored to today’s cultured world traveler. Founders Alan J. Fuerstman and Michael Fuerstman’s well-seasoned experience in the hospitality industry serves as the foundation for the brand. Each property is injected with a unique perspective on contemporary style, and an emphasis on the arts and local community in the city it calls home. The portfolio of hotels includes Pendry San Diego, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Pendry West Hollywood and Pendry Chicago. Opening later this year, Pendry Manhattan West and Pendry Park City. Opening in 2022 are Pendry Natirar and Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf. Opening in 2023 is Pendry La Quinta. Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information on Pendry Hotels & Resorts, follow @pendryhotels or visit www.pendry.com.
Pendry Hotels & Resorts Brand Contact:
Kacey Bruno, Vice President, Communications, (949) 715-6117 [email protected]
Pendry Chicago Media Contact:
Sara Baumann, Marketing & PR Manager, (619) 518-2398
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Marrissa Mallory, JPR, (619) 255-7069