Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Completes $25M Reno
Monday August 19th, 2013 - 11:30AM GPCA
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CHICAGO—Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile announced the completion of the hotel’s $25-million renovation.
Located one block from the Magnificent Mile, the hotel’s 419 guestrooms, meeting and banquet space, lobby, indoor pool and fitness center have undergone refurbishments. Chicago-based Looney & Associates led the design effort, which offers contemporary public spaces that include a completely reoriented check-in area, new restaurant, lounge and casual zones—all redone with new furniture, artwork and flooring.
The newly added Escape Bar includes space for informal small meetings, intimate social gatherings or a place to check e-mail and enjoy a good book from the hotel’s library. The Escape Bar features complimentary WiFi, four iMac computers, two LCD HDTVs and printers for boarding passes or documents.
Each of the hotel’s 419 guestrooms is styled with a contemporary palette and a diverse mix of textures. All rooms include new carpeting, wall coverings, drapery, oversized desks and entertainment centers, as well as the signature Hyatt Grand Bed. Room accessories include a stereo iPod docking station, Hyatt Plug Panel media center, 46-in. and 55-in. flat screen Samsung televisions, HDTVs compact, in-room refrigerators and in-room safes.
Level 2 is the hotel’s new eating and drinking space located on the second floor. Led by Executive Chef Andres Bustamante, Level 2 features contemporary American cuisine and a modern take on classic dishes using fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients.
Renovations to the hotel’s 14 meeting rooms and Grand Ballroom include new carpeting, sculptural light fixtures and drapery that allow natural light to infuse the space. The hotel’s makeover includes a 60% expansion of its Stay Fit fitness center and an upgrade to the most recent Life Fitness cardio equipment.
Throughout the hotel, LED lighting drastically reduces the property’s green footprint. “Today’s traveler wants a hotel experience that is up-to-date in every way,” stated Jim Edgar, the hotel’s director of sales & marketing. “The hotel’s $25-million renovation meets those expectations in stylish, welcoming surroundings, generous social spaces and up-to-the-minute technology for keeping in touch with home and business.”
Tags: • Hospitality • Amenities • Architecure & Interiors • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
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