Four Seasons Hotel Chicago has unveiled its new art collection and a newly renovated lobby, restaurant and bar.
The art collection includes more than 100 pieces commissioned by art consultant Elizabeth Weiner. Among these are original sculptures and limited prints by Andy Warhol, Matisse, Picasso and Julian Opie.
“I find Chicago to be very textural,” Weiner said. “Its fabric consists of a lake, river, parks and world-class architecture all of which add up to an abundance of textural elements. Chicago is also a moving and bustling city and the vibrant colors we used with the art selection represent the energy of the people in this city.”
The lobby now features a monochromatic diamond-shaped piece called “Homage to Yves Klein Blue,” a red acrylic on canvas and a sculpture of a woman’s torso made from 2,000 welded coins. At the center of the new lobby is a copper sculpture by Roberto Sanabria called “Viento.” Part of the lobby features two lenticular paintings by Julian Opie titled “Jeremy Walking in Coat” and “Sian Walking.”
Allium, the hotel’s new restaurant, opened in mid-February. The restaurant is named after a family of plants that includes onions and garlic; Chicago’s name is derived from a Native American word for onions. In addition to Executive Chef Kevin Hickey’s cuisine, Allium features vibrant floral prints by Andy Warhol and photography by David Kent.
The newly redecorated lobby has living room-style furnishings in shades of espresso, crimson, burgundy and pewter.
Guestrooms, the ballroom and other event spaces were renovated in earlier phases of the multi-year project, which is now complete.