Hyatt Regency Chicago to debut $168M renovation

Hyatt Regency Chicago is set to unveil the $168-million renovation that enhanced the entire property. The hotel will officially complete the process in April 2013, with the renovations including a new lobby, re-vamped guestrooms, meeting spaces and an array of new and re-conceptualized dining experiences.

Under the guidance of architects and planners at Bentel & Bentel, the three-phase project broke ground in 2010. Phase I, completed in 2010, overhauled all of the guestrooms in the West Tower of the property. Phase II, completed in 2011, saw the renovation of the rooms in the East Tower of the property. Phase III, set to conclude the project, renovated the East Tower Lobby as well as all of the meeting/event space and dining outlets.

The hotel will have high-tech features upon guest arrival, including iPad check-in services, check-in pods and kiosks, as well as high-speed Internet.

New lobby rendering at Hyatt Regency Chicago

For events, the property has over 228,000 square feet of newly-renovated modern venues designed to accommodate any size of meeting. Spaces include four ballrooms, 63 meeting rooms and the 70,000 square foot Riverside Exhibition Center. There will be high-tech amenities and A/V offerings to complement the meetings.

Among the new dining concepts are: Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi; the American Craft Kitchen & Bar, which is also available for a business meeting (and which will open in April 2013); Market Chicago, a one-stop shop; and BIG Bar, described as a Chicago institution with a contemporary design and urban atmosphere (also opening in April 2013). 

Hyatt Regency Chicago has 2,019 guestrooms, 228,000 square feet of meeting and event space and six restaurants and lounges. The hotel is located at 151 East Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown. Hyatt Regency Chicago borders the Magnificent Mile and is only blocks away from Chicago’s premier theatre, cultural, shopping and dining districts.

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