Travel Writing

Trump’s Tower of Sweet Dreams

published in Everywhere Magazine (click to see it live)

Trump Tower. juliannewill.comThe new Trump International Hotel in Chicago has everything and the kitchen sink–right next to the SubZero refrigerator and under the French china.

While Donald Trump may be famously flamboyant, it’s clear that among his children, cooler heads prevail. Daughter Ivanka led the design of the new Trump International Hotel shooting 92 stories skyward from a prime spot on the Chicago River one block west of Michigan Avenue. Here, the business plan calls for serenity, with sleek but subdued luxury. Ambient music, refreshing scents, glowing lights and every shade of gray ease you into a state of suspended reality. Soon, it feels perfectly appropriate to spend $45 on an entrée at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, Sixteen. Just be sure to save a credit card for the 90,000 square feet of exclusive shopping space connected to the lobby, set to open next spring. Hey, you are hanging with the Trumps here.

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