CHICAGO – February 26, 2013 – The team at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Five-Star ratings from the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide 2013, recognizing the property’s exceptional service and world-class amenities. The hotel’s lauded restaurant, Sixteen, has also received a Five-Star designation for offering a superlative dining experience. Announced as the property enters its fifth anniversary year, Trump Chicago is the only hotel in the Midwest to boast Five-Star ratings for both its hotel and restaurant.
“We are thrilled that Forbes Travel Guide has given our hotel and restaurant such extraordinary recognition, a testament to our team’s unwavering dedication to providing only the finest service and unparalleled guest experience,” said T. Colm O’Callaghan, vice president and managing director of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago. “As we celebrate this achievement, we are extremely thankful for the support of Mr. Donald J. Trump, Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump, who have allowed us to attain such global recognition. We are incredibly proud and share this accolade with them and every talented team member in Chicago; they are the foundation of our success.”
“The double Five-Star rating is a great honor both for our Chicago hotel and for the entire brand,” said Donald J. Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization. “To have Trump Chicago follow in the footsteps of our New York flagship, and so soon after opening, speaks volumes about the relevance of the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION brand promise and the commitment of our hotel teams to deliver on it. I’m very proud of Mr. O’Callaghan, Executive Chef Thomas Lents, and the entire staff at Trump Chicago for consistently delivering the highest level of service and guest experience.”
Located in the heart of the city at 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Trump Chicago welcomed its first hotel guests in January 2008. The hotel features 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites; Sixteen, a Michelin-rated restaurant; The Spa at Trump® with 53 specially appointed spa guest rooms; the Trump Health Club; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace at Trump and more. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with interiors by McGinley Design, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago is a stunning addition to Chicago’s distinguished skyline. In addition to the Five-Star designation from Forbes in 2013, the hotel was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 5 hotels for business travelers in the "World's Best Awards" 2012 and named one of the “World’s Best Hotels” in 2013.
Sixteen, the property’s breathtaking, sixteenth floor restaurant featuring the progressive American cuisine of Executive Chef Thomas Lents, has been recognized for its exceptional food, incomparable service and elegant decor. The Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guides joins a list of recent distinctions earned by the restaurant, including a Michelin star rating for Sixteen in November 2012, four-star reviews from dining critics at both Chicago magazine and the Chicago Tribune, and a 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalist nod in the Outstanding Pastry Chef category for Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy.
Forbes Travel Guide, the creator of the original Five-Star ratings system and the leading travel authority since 1958, utilizes a team of professional incognito inspectors and editors to travel the globe in search of the world's best hotels, restaurants and spas. Inspectors visit each hotel, restaurant and spa, anonymously testing every aspect of a property's experience to determine a rating.
For room reservations at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, or to inquire about hosting your next function, please call (312) 588-8000 or (877) 458-TRUMP (7867). Click here to follow the hotel on Twitter. Click here to find the property on Facebook.
About Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago
Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, located in the heart of the city at 401 N. Wabash Avenue, welcomed its first hotel guests in January 2008. The hotel, comprising floors 14-27 of a 92-story residential tower developed by the Trump Organization, features 339 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites; Sixteen, the Michelin-rated restaurant featuring the progressive American cuisine of Executive Chef Thomas Lents; The Spa at Trump® with 53 specially appointed spa guest rooms; the Trump Health Club; Rebar, a chic cocktail lounge; The Terrace at Trump and more. Designed by the noted architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with interiors by McGinley Design, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is a stunning addition to Chicago’s distinguished skyline. The hotel and restaurant were each awarded five stars by the esteemed Forbes Travel Guide in 2013. The property has also been recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 5 hotels for business travelers in the "World's Best Awards" 2012 and named one of the “World’s Best Hotels” for 2013. For room and event reservations at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, call (312) 588-8000, (877) 458-TRUMP (7867). Click here to follow the hotel on Twitter. Click here to find the property on Facebook.
Located on the 16th Floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Sixteen was designed by Ivanka Trump and Chicago-based architects Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. Featuring world-class, progressive American cuisine from Executive Chef Thomas Lents and Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy, Sixteen has received a five star designation from the Forbes Travel Guide, four-star ratings from Chicago magazine and the Chicago Tribune and a coveted star from the 2013 Michelin Guide. Sixteen serves breakfast daily from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch is available Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is available daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Bar at Sixteen, as well as the adjoining Bridges Room, open daily at 11 a.m. and serve a casual bistro menu from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, please call (312) 588-8030 and visit Sixteen on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SixteenatTrump.
About TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™
Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, and the newly opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®. TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION recently acquired and assumed operations of Miami’s iconic Doral® Golf Resort & Spa. Trump International Hotel™ Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office building, is slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION on its social media pages.
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