After 4 years of construction and a name change, St. Regis Chicago finally opened this month. The 101-story tower holds the title of both the 3rd tallest tower in all of Chicago, after the Willis Tower and the Trump Tower, but more importantly, the tallest tower on the planet designed by a woman. Now, the project is officially open for business as of May 15th!
The new addition to Chicago’s renowned skyline was designed by Jeanne Gang and her architectural firm, Studio Gang Architects, who were also behind the elegant Aqua skyscraper, the Nature Boardwalk, and an array of impressive architectural projects across the country.
Standing at 1,198 ft tall over the Chicago River’s main branch, St. Regis Chicago, previously known as the Vista Tower, consists of three interconnected towers of different heights but all possessing the same unique curvilinear design.
Each tower is wrapped in eight different shades of glass and the tallest of the three includes an unoccupied “blow-through” floor to prevent the building from swaying in the wind. The eye-catching tower cost nearly $1 billion to construct and contains 396 luxury condos, a 192-room five-star hotel, restaurants, gyms, a theatre, a Sky Bar, and both indoor and outdoor pools.
Not only does the St. Regis offer exceptional views of Lake Michigan, the riverfront, and the rest of the Chicago skyline but the architectural wonder features state-of-the-art amenities and luxury rooms that are unrivaled in Chicago. Open floor plans and stunning interior design are enriched with hidden storage areas and intuitive kitchen engineering.
After starting construction in August 2016 the tower topped out in 2019 and its residential floors were filled over the past year. Now the tower’s luxury new hotel has opened and we’ve been given a glimpse inside at the rooms and public spaces courtesy of St. Regis Chicago.
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St. Regus guests can also be able to enjoy distinctive dining destinations including an elevated all-day Japanese restaurant from Chef Hisanobu Osaka named Miru and a Tuscan Steakhouse from Chef Evan Funke named Tre Dita.
[Featured image courtesy of St. Regis Chicago]