Gettys Group & Tilebar

S/X Sky Bar situated in the newly built Essex on The Park Residential Tower, features a 5th floor dance floor and 6th floor, over the top, restaurant and club.

Sensual Au Courant is the overall concept for this beverage and food destination. Being in the know is what the guest will feel upon entry when greeted by the authoritative hostess, SX is on the one hand a place to be on display and on the other hand a place to find your private corner to view the display. The various bar and lounge spaces are truly an eclectic mix of colors, patterns, and lighting that creates a stimulating environment where guests can mingle while enjoying striking views of the lake and sky. Multiple bars and hidden nooks allow the guest to explore the spaces and create moments of contact. Whimsical, unexpected, bold, and upscale all come together within this space. Black and white contrasting geometries mix with curving feminine shapes and color palettes all backdropped with large-scale floral patterns and soft lighting. Even the restrooms feel more like a high-end private residence with sculptural vanities and mirrors within a polished and reflective environment. Suggestive and decadent, SX is the new spot to see and be seen.

The interior design welcomes guests with a sensual lighter entry off the elevators, guiding you through the restaurant to the darkest most dramatic areas of the club, within the restrooms. The restroom design features highly glossy finishes, including the linear modeled subway tile and unexpected whimsical marble mosaic on the walls. The tiles selected compliment the bold impact that each space contributes to the club as a whole.

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The design of S/X Sky Bar was a collaboration with Christy Collins of Collins Designs & Co:

Photography completed by Nicholas James Photography

Featured Tiles:
Le Femme Marble Tile
Lancaster Noir 3x12 Polished Ceramic Tile
Marble Tech Collection

"TileBar has a great collection of fun tile sizes that can give any space that ‘wow’ moment. "



Lindsey Pickle has been working at Gettys for just shy of 4 years. She works on Hospitality projects around Chicago. She's had the opportunity to work on great local projects both guestrooms and public area projects with the nightclub being the first of its kind.

The Gettys Group is an award-winning, global hospitality design and development firm serving clients from offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Middle East. With more than 30 years of expertise, the company is widely regarded as a hospitality industry leader for interior design, branding, procurement and development services. The Gettys Group’s collaborative project approach is infused with creativity and pragmatism, focused on bringing stories to life in the built environment, and creating experiences that result in significant value for all stakeholders.