CHICAGO— Hyatt Regency Chicago is set to unveil its property-wide $168 million renovation. The process, which includes a new lobby, re-vamped guestrooms, meeting space, and re-concepted dining experiences, will be officially completed in April.
Under the careful guidance of renowned 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, renovated all of the rooms in the East Tower of the property. Phase III, set to conclude the project, completely renovated the East Tower Lobby, as well as all of the meeting/event space, and dining outlets.
“We truly listened to our guests, and in turn, several aspects of this renovation were incorporated as a direct result of guest feedback,” says Patrick Donnelly, general manager. “We are excited to provide our guests an even better experience through innovative, top-of-the line guest room accommodations featuring the latest in design and technology.”
The redesigned lobby features restaurants, bars, an art wall yet to be unveiled. High-tech additions include iPad check-in services, check-in pods and kiosks, as well as high-speed Internet.
The property boasts over 228,000 square feet of newly-renovated venues designed to accommodate any size meeting. Spaces include four ballrooms, 63 meeting rooms and the 70,000 square foot Riverside Exhibition Center.
New dining concepts at the hotel include Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi, which opened in Janaury; American Craft Kitchen & Bar, which will open in April; Market Chicago, which debuted in January; and BIG Bar, which will also open in April.