NEWH Kid On The Hotel Block

The transient nature of hotel guests, whether traveling for business or pleasure, has its own quirks making them like new kids on the block in a given time and place. In the River North neighborhood of Chicago, a brand new luxury boutique hotel by Kimpton opened its "art in motion" doors to welcome savvy travelers, housed in a 36-story modernist skyscraper. During NEWH Chicago's (The Hospitality Industry Network) event this month, a group of local design professionals, purchasing agents, manufacturer representatives and end users within the local Hospitality community celebrated the spaces that paid homage to a fusion of the visual, fashion, dance, literature, and architecture branches of art.

Take a glimpse into the art world as abstracted in the Hotel Palomar.

If you go, Hotel Palomar is located at 505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

NEWH Chicago Chapter is a not for profit organization that raises money for scholarships for students entering the Hospitality industry. Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in
development, management/ operations, architecture, communications,
design, distribution, education, manufacturing, production, purchasing,
and sales of the Hospitality, Foodservice, Senior Living and related
industries. It provides monthly events, hotel tours, mill tours, fundraisers and other networking functions for members to attend. This year, the Chicago Chapter is awarding $15,000 in scholarships to students. Find more information about NEWH.

Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA, NCARB, LEED®AP, is principal architect at Atelier Lira Luis, LLC.
She believes in transforming the world and society through designs that
are sensitive to sustainability and address social responsibility.
She was National Geographic's 2010 Aspen Environment Forum Scholar and reigning 2010 American Institute of Architects (AIA) ATHENA Young Professional Awardee. This year Tile of Spain sent her to Spain as Reign In Spain Winner, exploring the world of ceramic tile. Follow her in Twitter: @liraluis or Get LinkedIn with her.

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