Slice of Life: Chicago’s Most Polite Out of Order Sign

Swissôtel out of order sign

Hotels are judged by the service they provide.  A polite bell hop can turn a three-star TripAdvisor review into a five-star TripAdvisor review.

So, you’ll have to excuse the staff at the Swissôtel (323 East Wacker Drive) for being used to being deferential.  Even the “Out of Order” sign on a pedway door goes above and beyond to make sure the door doesn’t feel bad.


Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

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