Thompson Hotels is offering a preview of its upcoming Thompson Chicago property, set to open in 2013.
LollaShop, a pop-up store at 332 S. Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago launched by the Lollapalooza music festival, will feature the Thompson Hotel Lounge, a lounge and performance space designed to resemble a modern rock lounge. The lounge will offer a conceptual preview of the new hotel, including a model hotel room designed by Adam Aleksander inspired by The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
“In anticipation of the 2013 launch of Thompson Chicago, we created a Keith Richards’ inspired lounge for the first ever LollaShop. Music has always been a big part of the Thompson brand, and Lollapalooza represents a cultural cross-section that speaks to our customer. This lounge offers a preview into the personality of Thompson Hotels,” said Stephen Brandman, co-owner of Thompson Hotels and CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts.
LollaShop has tapped yoga instructor Margo Kellison to lead morning classes in the Thompson Hotel Lounge at the LollaShop, which are free and open to the public.
The LollaShop will also offer music performances and festival merchandise.