Ben Pundole


with Ben Pundole
  • Where:Chicago

  • Why:Research Trip

  • When:March 2013

  • Who:Me

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Highs & Lows

  • The design, as expected, is progressive, elegant, magical and flawless.

  • The Pump Room is a Jean-Georges restaurant. Think ABC Kitchen meets classic Chicago Rat Pack vibes...genius!

  • Excellent service...seriously. Well trained, knowledgeable staff who make you feel like a rock star.

  • Mini bars could be more creative.

  • No magazines in the rooms.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle Hotel

  • Vibe

    Low Key Glamorous

  • Location

    The beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Electronic to rock. All cool picks.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Anda Andrei with some help from Yabu Pushelberg

  • Pool/Gym

    Gym yes. No pool.

  • Restaurant

    Chicago's legendary Pump Room. Now by Jean-Georges.

  • Bar

    The best in Chi-town.

  • Wifi


  • Children


  • Price

    Affordable Luxury

Incredible restaurant - get involved!

Girl & The Goat

809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States

Incredible restaurant - get involved!

The best coffee in Chicago.

La Colombe Coffee in the Lobby

1301 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States

The best coffee in Chicago.

Amazing cocktail bar.

The Violet Hour

1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, United States

Amazing cocktail bar.


1301 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States

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