After nearly two years and a multi-million dollar revitalization, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago officially celebrated the revitalization of its legendary address with a grand opening party including more than 1,000 invited VIPs and guests.
Peter Simoncelli, general manager of the hotel alongside Bill Quimby, principle of award-winning, San Francisco-based design firm BAMO, greeted guests upon arrival with a champagne toast. The duo highlighted the long-awaited and highly-anticipated renovation as guests noshed on caviar blinis, shrimp cocktail and oysters.
Throughout the progressive event, revelers were welcomed into the iconic address that unites city, lake and sky to explore the exhibit inspired venues enhanced by Kehoe designs. Musical stylings of Triple Fret filled the refashioned lobby and social spaces under the luxurious Floating Wave, which was inspired by Lake Michigan.
Following caviar and champagne guests reveled in the revitalization as they made their way through the various exhibits in Saint Clair Ballroom where they enjoyed a parmesan wheel & spaghetti station and fresh pulled mozzarella and handmade paccherri. The savory dishes were well received by all attendees, who then made their way to The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom for the liquid nitrogen ice cream stations and other desserts. Partygoers danced the night away listening to the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra who performed Ke$ha's "Timber", Bruno Mar's "Uptown Funk", Fifth Harmony's "Worth It" and many more top 40 hits.
Photography by: This Is Photography