ROSEMONT, IL—First Hospitality Group Inc. (FHG) and Hilton have partnered to bring Hilton’s first triple-brand hotel, consisting of a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, to McCormick Place.
Officially named the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Center, the Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Center and the Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Center, the project is expected to bring nearly 350 full-time jobs and more than 600 construction jobs to the local community. Construction will officially commence following today’s groundbreaking, with the triple-brand hotel slated to open in late 2018. Upon completion, the hotel will encompass approximately 379,500 sq. ft., including 23 floors and a collective 466 guestrooms and suites.
According to FHG, the first triple-brand hotel allows for shared construction and zoning, while providing savings on operational costs; the concept also creates larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton McCormick Center will have three distinct lobbies and dining areas, while sharing many common amenities, including an exercise room, indoor pool, business center and six rooms of meeting space totaling roughly 7,000 sq. ft.
FHG will own and manage the triple-brand hotel and manage the onsite Starbucks. McHugh/Ujamaa LLC, a partnership between James McHugh Construction Co. and UJjamaa Construction Inc., will serve as the general contractor for the project, with Antunovich Associates serving as the building architect, Todd Halamka + Partners as the hotel architect and Looney Associates as the interior designer. Additionally, Merritt Development Group is a co-developer.