Step Inside The New Talbott Hotel

Chicago’s historic The Talbott Hotel has a new look! Built in 1927, this Euro-inspired beauty in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood has re-opened its doors after a major makeover to unveil 178 brand-new guest rooms and suites, refreshed public areas, and a new culinary experience, 20 East. We’re answering four questions along and sharing a glimpse into the updated space here. 

Talbott Guest Room

What’s behind the design? The hotel, originally designed by John Archibald Armstrong, received a full interior refresh driven by Kara Mann, the celebrated Chicago-based interior design icon. Her team’s goal was to pay homage to the hotel’s history while looking forward to the future, using a neutral palette accented with subtle punctuations of color.

Traditional materials, such as plaster, milk-painted wood paneling, and terrazzo, are a part of the design throughout the ground-floor public spaces, and the artwork in this space has a decidedly contemporary edge. In the guest rooms, you’ll get a residential feel making you feel right at home in the calm, crisp space.


What does The Talbott have to say? “The Talbott has been a fixture in the Gold Coast for nearly 90 years and is a backbone of the neighborhood,” said Morgan Bailey, the Talbott Hotel’s General Manager. “Our team members, many of whom have been with the hotel for over 20 years, are ready to welcome back our guests and act as social ambassadors for locals while introducing Chicago visitors to everything our incredible city has to offer.”



What about dining and drinking20 East: the new restaurant from Chef James Keane featuring quality-driven, modern takes on American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with culinary cocktails, craft beers, and wine. Open now, just in time for spring brunch on their patio.



When do we visit? There’s no time like the present. Celebrate the grand re-opening this summer with any one of The Talbott’s special offers here!

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