The soaring ceilings are full on intricate details.
Even the lighting is reminiscent of the over the top splendor of the era.
Even the grillwork on the ducts is meticulous. And while it's been modernized the escalator actually blends in surprisingly well.
You can just imagine the sort of swirling roaring parties that used to happen here.
Either side of the upper stories of the main lobby is bookended with ballrooms. Unfortunately due to events happening and our time crunch I couldn't snag any photos of those...
Maybe next time I'm in downtown Chicago we can pop in for one of the history tours they offer and see them.
Super gorgeous though! It was a lovely experience that I highly recommend. The room was well appointed and the room service was timely and tasty. (Truffle chips? Yes, please!) Even if you're not going there to stay be sure to tuck your head in and take a peek!
(All photos by Krista Carson.)