The design of the newly opened Hotel EMC2 in downtown Chicago, is the celebration of the convergence of art and science. The 21-story, 195-room hotel’s interiors are designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group and architecture by KOO.
Art and science are thoughtfully woven into the style of the hotel: a typographic design that greets guests upon arrival and features the commanding words of legendary Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci: “Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else”; the captivating pieces of artwork commissioned specifically for the hotel; the well-appointed guestrooms subtly influenced by 1920s laboratories with rose gold fixtures, luxurious furnishings and playful gramophones that project music from any mobile device.
The hotel’s 120-seat contemporary American restaurant, the Albert (a reference to Albert Einstein), serves globally inspired dishes from acclaimed Executive Chef Brandon Brumback. The restaurant features a 20-seat open kitchen where diners are invited to behold Brumback’s culinary canvas, firsthand, while marveling in the commissioned artwork from West Coast surrealist painter, Paul Bond, and local artist, Jonathan Plotkin.
Creative expression also extends to nearly 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Honoring Emmy Noether, one of the greatest math minds of all time, and the principle of symmetry, which underlies the convergence of art and science, the two multi-functional meeting and event spaces boast blackboard-style artwork installations by Dr. Eugenia Cheng(a British mathematician, musician, author, artist and Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
Hotel EMC2 is located at 228 E. Ontario Street. Room rates start at $249.