Public Hotel Grand Opening

A legendary Chicago hot spot returns with a new look and attitude.

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Moshpix: Add one more hot spot to see and be seen to the Chicago nightlife roster. Public Hotel hosted its grand opening Tuesday night, unveiling a new look and attitude in the space that formerly housed the Ambassador East Hotel. Ian Schrager, famous for opening Studio 54, is behind the new concept. The hotel holds 285 rooms, but the first floor is where you'll find much of the action. Guests, including more than a few familiar faces, mingled in the legendary Pump Room, Library and Coffee Bar, Living Room and the Screening Room.
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Avatar actress Zoe Saldana lounges in the Library.
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Actor Billy Zane mingled freely with the crowd.
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Johnson Publishing Company CEO Desiree Rogers.
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Celeb DJ Paul Oakenfold (center) and Rockit Ranch Productions CEO Billy Dec (right), who consulted with the beverage program.
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Candace Jordan and radio host Roe Conn.
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Click here to view a video of the new space.
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The legendary phone in the Pump Room with sits next to Booth 1.
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Click here to view a video of the new space.
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