Valerio Dewalt Train’s Sixteen at Trump Hotel Opens in Chicago
Warm and inviting, Sixteen is a collaboration between Ivanka Trump and architects Joe Valerio and Randy Mattheis of the Chicago-based Valerio Dewalt Train. The restaurant, which opened late December ’07, is located on the 16th floor of the 92-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, the second tallest skyscraper in America.
Sixteen offers patrons a refined dining experience but it is the spectacular skyline views of some of the City’s most famous buildings and waterways that are most spectacular. Patrons enter the restaurant though a glass enclosed floor to ceiling wine gallery. At the end of the gallery a vista of the City opens to the right and left and Chicago in all of its glory is revealed. The dining rooms are named for the views they offer. The Bridges Room, located off a bronze bar area, overlooks Chicago’s famous bridges spanning the Chicago River. The River Room offers an intimate dining experience with a spectacular view of the Chicago River and Michigan Lake beyond. Last but not least is the sculptural Tower Room, a two-storey space defined by four curved shells of dark West African Kevanzinga wood that bring to mind a ship’s sails. Warm, muted toned finishes complete the space.