At the InterContinental Hotel
Elegant Christmas decorations begin at the Michigan Avenue entrance…
…and continue in the spectacular lobby with a curving staircase! Note how the lights are reflected in the highly polished marble side of the staircase.
Here’s a detail from the large tree, which is at least twenty feet high…lots of beautiful ornaments!
What impressed me more than that gorgeous tree and garlands was this marvelous mosaic floor of the lobby! Every tile is cut and set by hand, in the Tiffany style, to catch the light as you walk by. I searched for info on the designer to no avail!
As I turned to leave, I looked up and captured the signature Lion’s Head in the middle of two griffins…wish I knew the significance of these three pieces of sculpture!
I had designed and hand-painted large floral vases for the InterContinental back when I was working for a Special Events firm here, but had never had the opportunity to step inside. I’m so glad I did, and shall return, as the building has quite a fascinating history, and some wonderful public rooms.