Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago Opens

CHICAGO—The first Hyatt Centric property worldwide has opened here. The 257-room, full-service Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is owned by Integrated Clark Monroe, LLC and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Hyatt Centric brand to the market with the opening of Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago,” said Kristine Rose, VP of brands, Hyatt. “The hotel brings to life the brand’s commitment to fulfill today’s savvy travelers’ needs for an uncomplicated, cosmopolitan experience that will be unique and memorable.”

Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is in a 22-story, 1927 Art Deco office building designed by Frank Chase, located downtown at 100 W. Monroe St.  The property  features the adaptive reuse of the cow path that original landowner and farmer Willard Jones used to herd cattle; it is now a walkway that leads locals and guests to the hotel’s rooftop bar.

The hotel offers 2,513 sq. ft. of meeting space with each conference room named for an influential figure in the Loop’s history: Jones; famed industrialist Charles Yerkes; author Frank Norris; and sculptor Alvin Meyer.

Food and beverage offerings include the seasonal Aire rooftop bar, with signature cocktails, contemporary and eclectic décor and panoramic views of the Chicago cityscape; and the upscale French bistro Cochon Volant Bakery Brasserie and Bar, serving gourmet cheeses, fresh baked goods, organic juices and culinary offerings from James Beard Award-winning Master Chef Roland Liccioni.

“It is most significant and particularly rewarding that our first Hyatt property is also the first of its kind, worldwide,” said John T. Murphy, managing member, Integrated Clark Monroe, LLC. “We couldn’t be more delighted with the outcome of this group effort and certainly see this as the beginning of a very successful relationship.”

Located in the Loop neighborhood, the hotel is within walking distance of Millennium Park, the theater district and world-class shopping.

“Everything about this property has been thoughtfully crafted to reflect the local culture and history, as well as to ensure our guests have everything they need and occasional extras to make their experience special,” said Karen McGuigan, general manager of Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago. “We are in the middle of the action, in the know, and our associates are always on-hand to serve up insider knowledge, intriguing tidbits, and great conversation. The hotel is a home base, preparing travelers to explore the best Chicago has to offer.”