Hotel Style
Jul 22, 2007

Hotel style: Dana Hotel and Spa

By: Jennifer Weatherhead
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Hotel Style
Jul 22, 2007

Hotel style: Dana Hotel and Spa

By: Jennifer Weatherhead
The hotel
Located in the bustling streets of Chicago's downtown core, you'll find an urban retreat in the boutique Dana Hotel and Spa. With an artful juxtaposition of modern, minimalist details and natural, earthy qualities, this hotel was recently named to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2009 Hot List. Just minutes away from the Magnificent Mile for designer shopping, and Chicago's fine dining and hipster clubs, this hotel is perfectly situated to give you a slice of the Chicago lifestyle in a short stay. Whether you relax at the sensuous spa, grab a bite at the hotel restaurant AjaxSteak, or chill at the rooftop lounge, the Dana Hotel helps solidify Chicago as one of America's design meccas.

The look
Designed by renowned Chicago architect Andre Landon from EDI Architecture, the concept for the rooms is quite simple -- comfortable, clean and contemporary in a high-performance building. Neutral shades offer a peaceful sanctuary and dark wood accents draw attention to fine detailing. An exposed concrete ceiling showcasing beams and rustic tiles adds to the loft aspect of the room. The headboards and nightstands were custom made from recycled wood materials and an automatic temperature system (to heat or cool the room only when you enter it) makes this a super-stylish eco-friendly building. Bathed in natural light from the floor to ceiling windows, the 216 open-concept rooms offer breathtaking views of Chicago's skyline, making the city part of the artwork.

The inspiration
Landon wanted to create a loft-like feeling in each room with full windows, sliding doors, comfortable furniture pieces and minimal accents. In doing so, guests have the ability to soak up the full Chicago vibe just by relaxing in the comfort of the hotel room. And by looking at Chicago's sleek and impressive skyline (arguably one of the coolest in America), you needn't much more inspiration.
Get the look

pottery-barn-sheets.jpg Pottery Barn Morgan 400-Thread-Count Sheet Set
No urban retreat would be complete without luxurious, high thread count sheets to get under come nighttime. These crisp white sheets with a dark green or brown edge are the perfect compliment to a sophisticated look.
Available at: Pottery Barn
Price: $35.00 - $229.00

crate-and-barrel-lounge.jpg Crate and Barrel Exclusive Furniture Collection Lounge Chaise
A plush oversized chaise longue will add an instant hotel feel to your room, plus this shade is ideal for creating an eco-chic vibe.
Available at: Crate and Barrel
Price: $1,099.00

farrow-and-ball-paint.jpg Farrow and Ball Paint in Green Ground
A clean shade of green on the walls is well suited when paired with dark furniture accents and creamy neutral shades.
Available at: Farrow and Ball
Price: $34.50 - $125.00

pottery-barn-jute-rug.jpg Pottery Barn Cut Pile Jute Rug
Adding a rug made from recycled material will up the eco factor in your room, but if you're hard pressed to find one, this rustic jute rug will give that earthy feeling and feel great under your toes. 
Available at: Pottery Barn
Price: $99.00 - $599.00

sony-tv.jpg Sharp Aquos 46" Flat-Panel LCD HDTV
A slick room calls for equally slick electronics. This flat panel TV should do the trick.
Available at: Future Shop
Price: $1499.99

crate-and-barrel-candle.jpg Crate and Barrel Exclusive Surana Sconce Candle holder
To keep with the minimalist theme, stick to very few, simple and contemporary accessories like this chic candle-holder.
Available at: Crate and Brarel
Price: $26.95

the-brick-office-chair.jpg Matrix Mesh Black Office Chair
The retro edge to this chair fits any urban style and the sheer mesh keeps the room airy. Plus it will accent a dark finished desk perfectly.
Available at: The Brick
Price: $169.97

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