CHICAGO—Hilton has opened its first tri-branded property, which includes Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place; Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place; and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place.
Connected to McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, and adjacent to Wintrust Arena, the property is a one-of-kind addition to downtown Chicago’s South Loop and Motor Row District lodging offerings. The hotel also represents Hilton’s first tri-branded property. Hilton currently has a footprint of more than 85 open, multi-brand properties, with an even larger pipeline of multi-brand projects in development around the globe.
Managed by First Hospitality Group, the 23-story tri-branded hotel has 184 Hilton Garden Inn rooms, 187 Hampton Inn rooms and 95 suites within the Home2 Suites, as well as a skybridge providing guests with convenient access to McCormick Place. Along with each brands’ signature offerings aimed at ensuring comfort, convenience and productivity for their respective guests, the hotel also provides larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities than what would be standard at a standalone property. These include an expanded exercise room, indoor pool, 24-hour business center and 10 flexible event/meeting spaces totaling nearly 7,000 sq. ft., as well as a wealth of added F&B offerings.
Construction of the tri-branded hotel was led by McHugh/UJAMAA LLC, a joint venture between James McHugh Construction Co. and minority-owned contractor UJAMAA Construction Inc., and Merritt Development Group. Antunovich Associates served as the building architect, Todd Halamka + Partners as the hotel architect, and Looney Associates as the interior designer.