Chicago's Hyatt Regency McCormick Place announced that its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation is on track for a summer 2013 completion. The hotel’s owner, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), invested nearly $110 million in the total renovation of the hotel, which will provide a new guestroom tower, renovated outlets, meetings and public space.
Phase One of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s renovation began in December of 2011 with the construction of a new 460-guestroom tower, which includes 12 suites and two premium suites. Additionally, the hotel’s coffee shop, Daily Grind, received a complete renovation and features 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. The hotel’s 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room has been redesigned offering natural light, wood finishes and designer lighting. The newly renovated Prairie Room is available now for groups and events.
Phases Two and Three of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place expansion and renovation are now underway, running simultaneously. Phase Two includes the complete renovation of the hotel’s 800-guest room tower. All 800 current guestrooms will receive new soft and hard goods, designed in a modern yet residential style. Keeping consistent with the decor of the new 460-guestroom tower, the current, 800-guestroom tower will receive the same furniture, fixtures, design and inclusions of the new tower. The hotel’s restaurant Shor and lounge M/X will also undergo a seating and buffet expansion and will receive a second private dining room.
Phase Three focuses on the hotel lobby, the renovation of the 25,000-square-foot Hyatt Conference Center, the addition of three new boardrooms and a new business center.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place currently has 800 guestrooms featuring the Hyatt Grand Bed and iHome stereo with iPod dock, 43,000 square feet of function space, newly redesigned 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room and a 12,000-square-foot Grand 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 offers the Daily Grind coffee shop, three restaurants – Forno, an Italian Trattoria, Shor, a Chicago grille, and M/X, a sleek, high-energy lounge, a full service business center with wireless high speed internet, Hertz car rental, 24-hour StayFit fitness center and an indoor pool.