CHICAGO—Hyatt Regency McCormick Place announced today that phase two of its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation will begin this month. The hotel’s owner, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), is investing nearly $110 million in the total renovation of the hotel, which will provide a new guestroom tower, renovated outlets, and meetings and public space.
Phase one of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s renovation began last December with the construction of a new 460-guest room tower, which will include 12 suites and two premium suites. The completion of the tower project is expected in mid-2013.
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. The hotel’s 4,000 square foot Prairie Room has been redesigned offering natural light, fine wood finishes, and designer lighting.
Phase two of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place renovation begins this month with the complete renovation of its 800-guestroom tower. All 800-guestrooms will receive new soft and hard goods, designed in a modern yet residential style. Along with the guestroom renovation, the hotel’s restaurant and lounge Shor and M/X, will undergo a seating and buffet expansion, and will receive a second private dining room.
Phase three of the property expansion and renovation is scheduled to begin early next year, and will focus on the hotel lobby, the renovation of the 25,000 square foot Hyatt Conference Center, the addition of 3 new boardrooms, and a new business center.
“Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will play an even larger role in both attracting and hosting Chicago’s top meetings and conventions, offering the convention planner even more guest room availability directly connected to the nation’s largest convention center”, said Paul Daly, general manager, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, in an announcement.
“We are eagerly anticipating the completion of the second tower this spring,” said Jim Reilly, MPEA Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of this on-site tower will not only enhance the McCormick Place Experience but also goes a long way toward drawing more trade show and meeting business to the convention center.”