Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago completes $110M renovation

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place completed its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation. The hotel’s owner, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), invested $110 million in the total renovation of the hotel, now Hyatt’s fourth largest hotel in the world and the fourth largest hotel in Chicago, providing a new guestroom tower, renovated outlets, meetings and public space. In partnership with McCormick Place Convention Center, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place can confirm short-term in-house meetings into the largest collection of first class meeting space in the Western Hemisphere.

The project began in December of 2011 with the construction of a new 460-guestroom tower, which includes 12 suites and two premium suites. The hotel’s lobby was expanded and fully renovated, and the existing 800-guestroom tower received a complete renovation. Keeping consistent with the decor of the new 460-guestroom tower, all 800 current guestrooms received new soft and hard goods, designed in a modern yet residential style including the same furniture, fixtures, design and inclusions of the new tower.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s outlets were also renovated, including Shor restaurant and M/X lounge, which underwent a seating and buffet expansion and added a second private dining room. The hotel’s coffee shop, Daily Grind has been expanded and now has a new “Fresh Market” concept, which offers homemade breakfast and lunch menus, using ingredients that are sourced locally. Daily Grind continues to serve a variety of coffee drinks, along with specialty snacks.


Larger in-house groups are now easily accommodated due to Hyatt’s expanded guestroom inventory and connection with McCormick Place Convention Center and access to over two million square feet of meeting space. For smaller meetings and events, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place offers 50,000 square feet of in-house function space including the newly redesigned 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room offering natural light, fine wood finishes and designer lighting. Prairie Room is available now for groups and events. The 25,000-square-foot Hyatt Conference Center also underwent a complete renovation, and the hotel added three new boardrooms along with a new business center.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is located at 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago. It currently has 1,258 guestrooms featuring the trademarked Hyatt Grand Bed and iHome stereo with iPod dock, 50,000 square feet of function space, newly redesigned 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room, and a 12,000-square-foot Regency Ballroom. It will be renovating the 25,000-square-foot Hyatt Conference Center and adding three new boardrooms and a new business center in the next few months. The hotel has the Daily Grind coffee shop, three restaurants – Forno, an Italian Trattoria, Shor, a Chicago grille, and M/X, a full service Business Center with wireless high speed Internet, Hertz car rental, 24-hour StayFit fitness center and an indoor pool.

The hotel is situated next to McCormick Place Convention Center, minutes from US Cellular Field, and near downtown Chicago’s many attractions including Lake Michigan, the Field Museum and the Magnificent Mile. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is only 10 miles from Midway Airport.

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