Last Fall, we scheduled our client’s Oakbrook Le Meridien Luxury Hotel Renovation Construction photos shoot. Building renovation and construction to the existing hotel and new facade finished construction in 2014. The hotel underwent a 15-month transformation lead by Wischermann Partners. Our Construction Company client was a part of the construction site’s team, focusing on the modern glass and metal building’s final look, creating the new exterior facade for The Le Meridian Oakbrook property. This hotel is 1 of 15 buildings we photographed for our client showcasing their recent work for the company’s high-rise and mid-rise commercial building construction portfolio. We are a photographers who photograph Marriott International hotels buildings featuring several more properties and photos throughout our blog.
Our western Chicago suburban based, architectural photography company photographs projects throughout Chicago, the suburbs, traveling the Midwest and beyond, with any array of clients in construction, hospitality, and real estate specialties with clients in-charge of construction, design, concept, planning, or architecture, or in-house marketing departments for hotels, looking for a finished portfolio of images. Contact Miller + Miller we are your experienced, preferred photographer for hotel development or hospitality marketing department’s images capturing hotel photography after rehab, or after interior design, or new décor renovations have completed. These example images, exterior architectural photography of the luxury renovated hotel are a small sample of pictures from our hotel building construction architectural focused photography shoot, previewing to you images of our photography company’s imagery capabilities. Visit our portfolio hotels section for additional image examples.
Chicago Hotel Photography for the Le Méridien Chicago Oakbrook Center hotel took place at 2100 Spring Road Oak Brook IL 60523. The renovated hotel is on the mall circle drive shopping campus, steps from restaurants and Chicago’s west suburban, open air upscale Oakbrook Center Mall. (Oakbrook Center at 2 million square feet is the 20th largest shopping mall in the United States, managed by GGP Inc. General Growth Properties). The mid-rise building, 10-story tall Oak Brook hotel is under the Le Meridien brand to include the brand’s signature interior upscale look and design-focused interiors. The Starwood hotels Le Méridien hotel brand is a Paris-born hotel brand, representing 100+ properties in more than 40 countries, each uniquely inspired by creativity design & décor for the luxury, modern hotel market.
Our husband + wife photography company is based out of the western suburbs, so we are close-by the Oakbrook area. We have several photo clients within the Naperville, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Lisle, Warrenville, near Interstates I-294, I-88, and I-355, and the west suburban region of Chicago. Oak Brook is home to fortune 500+ businesses and corporate headquarters. The Chicago hotel’s Oakbrook location and destination that serves as a hub for both leisure and business travelers. Oakbrook’s Le Meridien renovation includes an interior redesign in a Bauhaus-inspired, European French flair décor & Parisian design, and Exterior building new wrapped façade in glass and metal. Other renovations occurred within the 3,500 square feet of event space, a spacious fitness center, a proprietary new bar, and El Tapeo rooftop restaurant with sweeping city views, lounge, and a variety of meeting spaces. The hotel property was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., now under the Le Méridien brand owned by parent company Marriott International hotels.
Le Méridien Chicago Oakbrook Center hotel has finished construction renovations and is ready to book your stay in Chicago’s western suburbs. The construction companies who were a part of the $25 Million Interior and Exterior building renovation transformation and management of the contemporary upscale luxury property Le Meridien Chicago Oakbrook Center Hotel were Wischermann Partners, General Contractor Plantès Hotel Renovation, Hospitality Funds by Rockbridge Capital, Harmon Inc., Titan Electric, Gensler and Photography by Chicago Architectural Photographers Miller + Miller.
As an architectural photographer with an appreciation for architecture, history and impeccably designed décor & interiors, we appreciate the completed restoration & history behind Michigan Avenue’s the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection Restored Hotel. From the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection hotel exterior’s historic renovated building elevation photos, to photography inside the Blackstone hotel, every inch of the renovated modern and eclectic historic hotel, for a traveling Chicago hotel photographer like us, is a dream to photograph. Step inside the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection hotel, or inside any of the handpicked worldwide Marriott International Autograph Collection’s hotels, and be amazed by the design, local lifestyle and extraordinary experience. As preferred hotel photographers in Chicago, for The Blackstone Chicago and Autograph Collection Hotel Corporation, we have toured and captured exterior and room photography inside nearly every space in the interior of the hotel, from the suites, rooms, and glamourous event spaces inside the boutique, regal Chicago Blackstone hotel.
It is easy to fall in love with each of the hundreds of Autograph Collection hotels. Just like inside Chicago’s restored Blackstone Chicago hotel, each Autograph hotel property has a way of staying connected to their geographical surroundings, local cultural & historical roots. This gives guests a bit more of an authentic stay and experience. Inside the Blackstone Hotel Chicago, appreciate the hotel’s refined details of the human touch, evidence of interior hotel designers & visionaries obsessing over every detail, and heartfelt design & emotion providing for an overall in tune sense of place and comfortable stay in Chicago’s South Loop.
Oh, and we stopped in for a Catalan-inspired cocktail and a bite to eat, eating tapas at the Chicago local’s favorite restaurant Mercat a la Planxa on Michigan Avenue, on the street level of the hotel. Highly recommended a visit and taste.
An iconic looking building standing within Chicago’s skyline, the Blackstone Chicago Autograph Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue high-rise building with brick and limestone facade elevation, stands tall presenting its story of history, glamour, and hospitality for over a century. The Chicago Blackstone Hotel opening day was April 6, 1910. Since the hotel’s opening day, the Blackstone has attracted celebrities, socialites, politicians, travelers to Chicago, business travelers, couples, newlyweds getting married, and more over the past century. The hotel named “The Hotel of Presidents” fits as the historic Chicago hotel proudly has hosted several foreign dignitaries and heads of state, from Teddy Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter. Also hosting various icons from as the Astors, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts, to Lena Horne, Marilyn Monroe, Nat King Cole, Rudolph Valentino, and even visits by the legendary mob bosses “Lucky” Luciano and Al Capone. In 1998, Chicago declared the Blackstone as a historic landmark. However at that time, it was in need of redevelopment and standing in construction despair. Renovation of the historic hotel began in 2006, with the rehab construction completed and a reopening celebration in 2008 celebrating the restored building. The Blackstone most recently had a $139-million hotel architectural restoration in 2008 with the renovation was led by Chicago-based Gettys Group. Restoration of the Blackstone included a refresh to the original work of Chicago architectural firm Marshall and Fox to highlight its early twentieth-century grandeur while incorporating technology and modern amenities.
The restored, historic Blackstone Hotel is located at 636 South Michigan Avenue Chicago and has grand a front lawn as Grant Park. Our hospitality photography in Chicago, started in the South Loop neighborhood for the historic Blackstone hotel, beginning with pictures of the exterior building photographed from across Michigan Avenue. The Blackstone Hotel Chicago Autograph Collection stands amongst the prestigious row of Michigan Avenue hotels (with a neighbor as Hilton Chicago Hotel adjacent over Balbo). The Blackstone Hotel’s rooms and spaces inside the hotel photography are abundant. From luxurious upgraded suites up top of the iconic hotel on the penthouse level, photos inside the Heaven & Sky Suite, Suite of Presidents, and the Smoke Filled Suite to the hotel’s recently renovated modern décor filled 332 guest rooms. Events in Blackstone Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, entertaining in the Art Hall function space, in the English Room, Lower level Barbershop, and the Mayor’s Office boardroom space. Guests and travelers reviews about the Blackstone, Autograph Collection who maintains its historic landmark status and story all the while embracing a luxuriously modern ambiance and fabulous interior decor.
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography is based in Chicago specializing in architectural, luxurious interiors, renovations, hotels, hospitality development, buildings, residential, commercial construction, and more with clients requesting a portfolio of pictures for building promotional projects and marketing photography needs. We have the luxury of photographing numerous of the finest architecturally built, skyscrapers, hotels, resorts, and high-rise buildings in Chicago and Nationwide. Serving photo clients since 2006, contact our architectural photography company team to discuss and schedule your project.