Fashion-Forward Renovation At The InterContinental Chicago –

Image: Andrew Bender

Historic hotels can be a treasure but can also pose a problem: the fine line between “classic” and “dated.”

The InterContinental Chicago has an elegant solution: two towers with different design concepts.  The hotel’s Historic Tower was built in 1929, and it’s been a landmark ever since. The hotel’s other wing, the Grand Tower, was built in 1961 but paradoxically felt more dated than the Historic Tower – until a renovation completed this month.

Read the full story and see before-and-after pictures on my Forbes Seat 1A blog.