Gettys completes Renaissance Chicago Downtown renovation

Renaissance Chicago Downtown
This marks the conclusion of the hotel’s second phase of renovation.

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown completed its $32 million renovation, marking the conclusion of the hotel’s second phase of renovation.

The 560-room hotel now has 4,000 square feet of new meeting space, including the new 3,000-square-foot Looking Glass ballroom, which overlooks the Chicago River. The existing Cloud Gate Ballroom now stands at 4,000 square feet after it was expanded by 1,000 square feet. The hotel’s three third-floor breakout rooms were renamed Adler, Lyric and Improv to reflect some of the city’s landmarks.

Chicago-based The Gettys Group oversaw both interior designs and rebranding, while the John Hardy Group managed the renovation.


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The revamped lobby now has stadium-style seating.

Raised, the hotel’s new indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, also has a private event space called Urban Blue. It was styled with elements of glass, iron, and reclaimed wood. The space can seat 200 people.