I knew this property (booked for me by an employer) had undergone a high-style extreme makeover. Evidently the target market is people younger than 40. To my eyes, the corridors (painted a uniform drab brown) were under-illuminated--suggestive of a low-budget establishment. Speaking of low, the beds and night stands are very low to the floor--not for people who might have bad knees.
The room's heating/ac unit on the wall, reminiscent of units typical to motels, put out plenty of cold air--but also a considerable rattling. Maybe it was intended to double as a white-noise machine. If you want ice, check the notice on the elevator to see which floors are graced with an ice machine; most aren't.
I'd been warned there were no in-room coffee makers, so I brought my own. But I hadn't realized the stylish bathroom sinks were flat-bottomed, and therefore reluctant to drain completely.
On the positive side, the person who checked me in was very friendly and helpful, and she advised me of the easy-to-follow directions for the excellent wi-fi service. If you're in the young target demographic, you'll likely love the place.
- Also Known As:
- Public Chicago Hotel
- Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Ambassador East Hotel Chicago
- Hotel Ambassador East
- Ambassador East Chicago
- Ambassador East Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PUBLIC, conceived by Ian Schrager, is an entirely new class of hotel. Its fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; spot-on, personalized, empathetic "essential" service; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at an affordable price and offering tremendous value. For the first time, this type of hotel experience will be available for everyone and anyone who wants it ... more less
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