The Thompson Hotel

Collaborating with a Creative Visionary


  • Boutique, City Center


  • Procurement

Working on behalf of Commune Hotels, The Gettys Group had the opportunity to collaborate with British design icon Tara Bernerd, the creative visionary behind this hotel. Our Interior Design and strategic Procurement initiatives facilitated her design work to transform the former Sutton Place into a hip new branded hotel, The Thompson Chicago.

The Gettys Procurement team was challenged by unusually small spaces in the hotel’s design, requiring us to utilize extremely creative methods for having custom furniture pieces engineered to last. Additionally, we had to imagine innovative approaches for getting these pieces into the property, due to delivery space and timing contraints. Doing so allowed the loft-inspired design to take root, complete with the warmth of American woods and clean, mid-century lines throughout the hotel.

We were able to harness our cross-disciplinary breadth of Design and Procurement acumen to source and innovate technically creative acquisition methods, resulting in a luxurious and hip hospitality addition to the Chicago market.