The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, which debuted the first upscale Radisson Blu brand hotel in the United States in Chicago late last year, is pursuing LEED silver certification.

Filini-at-Radisson-Blue-Aqua-HotelThe flagship hotel, located on the first 18 floors of the 81-story Aqua Tower, features Filini, the on-site, two-story contemporary Italian restaurant and bar.

On the restaurant's first floor, a sleek, back-lit white bar lines the room, exposing wood-burning ovens that bake rustic-style pizzas. Across the black-and-white mosaic tile floor, booths feature countertops embedded with flickering LED lights resembling small candles. Upstairs, a glass wine wall greets guests, while a delicatessen display case showcases the handmade and imported charcuterie, salami and cheeses on the menu. Another open

kitchen line adds drama to the space, though silver leather cushions, low-hanging lights and dark gray flooring quiet the room.