The W Chicago completes $38M update

W Hotels Worldwide and Chesapeake Lodging Trust revealed the full-scale, $38-million renovation of the W Chicago – Lakeshore, which is the only hotel located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The hotel transformed all 520 guestrooms and added its Living Room experience; expanded its 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space to include three new outdoor spaces; and introduced a new restaurant, CURRENT, led by executive chef Gregory Elliott.

The transformation of W Chicago – Lakeshore is a key project in the second wave of renovation projects, part of the W brand’s plan to update its iconic North American portfolio. The strategy includes a significant investment by the W brand and its ownership groups with updates to public spaces, new signature bar and restaurant concepts and guestroom refreshes in key markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Mexico City and Washington DC


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