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Office Amenities Galore Coming to Chicago’s West Loop

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Chicago’s West Loop has quickly transformed from meatpacking district to the see-and-be-seen urban destination for creative, tech and office-rise, warehouse-style buildings with unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline. It’s a draw for people looking for a dynamic urban neighborhood replete with Michelin starred restaurants and loft-style housing, all within a ten minute walk of The Loop. New hotels including the recently-opened Soho House and upcoming Nobu Hotel, Ace Hotel and Hoxton Hotel will further diversify the neighborhood offering to make the West Loop a destination to live, work and play for Chicago residents and tourists alike.

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Speak Easy: Hospitality’s Influence on Workplace

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As experienced designers in workplace and hospitality design, we’ve seen industry trends come and go. But hospitality in the workplace is one trend that cannot be ignored. In the workplace and hotels, the design is constantly shifting in order to meet client, employee and user expectations. This shift is occurring with some aspects of hospitality design permeating into the workplace and features of the workplace visible in segments of the hospitality market.

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