The purposefully redesigned, W CHICAGO-LAKESHORE, is full of surprises and inspiration. This spray can mural acts as an accent behind the Welcome Desk, a historical nod to the aerosol can, which originated in Chicago and is now used in modern day street art.
LOLLAPALOOZA BOUND WITH IAMGALLA
We’re heading to Chicago this week to celebrate the renovation of W CHICAGO - LAKESHORE plus a little music festival called LOLLAPALOOZA. We invited Adam Gallagher from IAMGALLA to tag along, and got an insider look into his suitcase and the artists he’ll be checking out:
With Lollapalooza quickly approaching I wanted to build some excitement by chatting about expectations, lineup and of course, what to pack! I can’t stress enough how pumped I am for the venue itself. I’ve been to Grant Park once before but in the winter, so hopefully this time it will be green and bright. In regards to lineup, I’m going to try my best and see Outkast, cut/copy, The Temper Trap, Lorde, Chvrches and a many more (those are just the favorites). For styling choices I’ve been a bit unsure If I wanted to go for an urban approach or preppy, so I’ve added the two together in the best way possible. Bright colored shirts, trunks as shorts, vans and ray bans are all on the top of my list. I think it’s ideal for a guy to be comfortable as well as bold, so I’ll be sporting a very Californian style and taking it back to my roots. Big thanks to W hotels for putting me up this weekend at W Chicago - Lakeshore, and for the wonderful opportunity. Cheers!
W CHICAGO LAKE-SHORE
We’ve arrived. During the $38 MM redesign, architects sought inspiration from the shimmering beauty of Lake Michigan and the urban environment of Chicago to ensure a cultural and authentic experience throughout all spaces on property. As the city’s only hotel on the iconic Lake Shore Drive, designers made the waterfront a focal point— ensuring that every room maximizes views and reflects the water’s energy. In addition to interior renovations, open-air spaces were added. Altitude offers 360 degree views of the lake and city with floor to ceiling windows, and Skyline is a new adjacent space for even more flexibility with meetings and social events.
Come visit the new space.
ARTISTS TO WATCH.
Austin City Limits Music Festival is right around the corner… Okay, maybe it’s three months away, but we can’t wait that long to talk about this line-up. Here’s our #WMUSIC approved list of artists to add to your playlist before the big weekend(s). LISTEN NOW, and thank us in October.
CHVRCHES, TUNE-YARDS, MØ, LUCIUS, ST. VINCENT, CULTS, REAL ESTATE, ZEDD, BROKEN BELLS, FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, PHANTOGRAM, SAM SMITH, SKRILLEX, ICONA POP, CHROMEO.
Spend your weekends at WET.
YOGA IN BALI
The Independent listed Tara Stile’s cocktail infused, yoga weekend at W BALI one of the “Five Ways to Enjoy Bali” this year. Plan your escape now: http://whotels.ht/1oiPXD9
"I’ve always tried to promote individuality and [to get] people to respect people for who they are because I know there is a generation of young girls, like myself years ago, who are trying to figure out, ‘Am I going to be who I am, or am I going to be someone else?’”
Listen to the #WMUSIC artist’s full interview here: http://whotels.ht/1oiLXCL
The Wall Street Journal explains their favorite hand-crafted, W cocktails. The featured beverages come from W Living Rooms across the globe, invented by our mixologists and inspired by the local area. Read the full article:http://whotels.ht/1tARvZH.
Tara Stiles has a quick fix to get that extra boost of energy you
More tips for working out on the road found in W rooms and
suites across the world: http://bit.ly/w-fit.
Here’s a collection of tracks we’re listening to this week.