Monday, September 28, 2009

Chicago's New Hospitality Gem, Elysian Hotel.

Main Lobby

Living Room @ Guest Suites

Bedroom@ Guest Suites
with Custom Designed 460 Threadcount Italian Cotton Sheets

Classic Carrara Marble Cladded Bathtub

Custom Designed Vanity with TV Mirror @ Bathroom

Would you like to experience "Joie de Vivre" kind of life just like the Gods and Goddesses at the Elysian Field? fellow mortals you don't have to go too far. Chicago has a new gem called the Elysian Hotel. Designed with Parisian style sophistication in mind, inspired by the 20's and 30's glamour period and couture pioneers like Chanel and Dior, this place is definately the "bling" of the town.. Yeah Donald, you better watch out for this new kid on the block (literally it is just located blocks away from the Trump Tower). Under the direction of Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary of Simeone Deary Design Group, this property is definately a success story. This project has been the darling of this Chicago based interior design boutique firm since day one when the client, David Pisor, decided to trust his vision transformed into reality. Months of travelings in Europe and nights of dwellings at fabulous hotels was definately the epiphany moments for Pisor and partners. At Simeone Deary Design Group is where I used to work at and being involved in this project since my early days as a fresh graduate. I remember those restless nights thinking about Austrian crystals vs glass crystals for the starbust chandelier at the lobby, tossing and turning, talking in my sleep " See this crystal? This one doesn't have any lead content in it! That is why it doesn't sparkle, and this one is GEOORRGEOUZZ coz it has 30% lead content in it! Ben, The lacquer finish is not glossy enough, 70% glossiness at least please and..its's too yellow :(. More shine please, yes POLISHED CHROME thats what the spec said right???" Hahahaha.....Yes...those days ;) but hey I really enjoyed the excitements, stresses, the ups and downs and at the end of the day I gained more expriences than what anyone could get in 4 years time. Elysian was everyone's "baby" and it was definately mine as well. Man, I felt like we were giving birth and raising a baby Elysian as a Chicagoan debutante and finally now it is ready for it's Debutante Ball. Congratulations to everyone, finally after great 4 years this property is ready for its debut at the end of this year. A huge thank you to my former boss ladies and mentors, Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary. I left SDDG earlier this year to persue a new venture starting my own firm, Domisilium Studio, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Now, looking back all I can do is smile, thinking how grateful I am that I was able to be a part of something BEAUTIFUL!!
Ps: The NEW Marc Jacobs flagship store is just located at the lobby level.

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