The Classic American Diner Revisited
Eighty percent of the hotel’s historic street-level space is dedicated to food and beverage venues accessible from the sidewalk. The client wanted the F&B venues to look different from the hotel, to attract both out-of-town visitors and local residents and create a new social hub within the West Loop neighborhood. Miss Ricky’s is a classic American Diner with a modern twist. Its aesthetic is industrial yet contemporary, with suspended steel lamps, penny round tile flooring, and leather upholstered walls. Traditional diner-style booths and modern, circular booths are complemented by a fun collection of mostly vintage chairs set around wood or zinc tables. The diner’s color scheme is simple: silver, white, beige and dark grey, paired with some natural wood finishes.