Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 - 1:22AM
CHICAGO–The 800-room Hyatt Regency McCormick Place here has begun the second phase of a multi-year expansion and renovation.
The hotel's owner, the city's Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, is investing an estimated $110 million on the total renovation of the property. The project will include a new 460-room tower plus upgrades to the food & everage outlets, the lobby and meeting and event space.
Phase two of the undertaking includes completely renovating the 800 rooms in the original tower. Changes to the food & beverage outlets include the addition of a second private dining room to the hotel's destination restaurant. The new guestroom tower is scheduled for completion by mid-2013. A third phase of the work, set to begin next year, will focus on the original tower's lobby and conference center.