CHICAGO—Hyatt Regency McCormick Place announced that its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation is now complete. The hotel’s owner, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), has invested $110 million in the total renovation of the hotel, providing a new guestroom tower as well as renovated outlets, meeting facilities, and public space.
The project began in December of 2011 with the construction of a new 460-guestroom tower, which includes 12 suites and two premium suites. The hotel’s lobby was expanded and fully renovated and the existing 800-guestroom tower received a complete overhaul. Keeping consistent with the decor of the new 460-guestroom tower, all 800 current guestrooms received new soft and hard goods, designed in a residential style including the same furniture, fixtures, design, and inclusions of the new tower.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s outlets were also renovated, including Shor restaurant and M/X lounge, which underwent a seating and buffet expansion and added a second private dining room. The hotel’s coffee shop, Daily Grind has been expanded and now features a new “Fresh Market” concept, which offers homemade breakfast and lunch menus, using ingredients that are sourced locally.
The hotel offers 50,000 square feet of in-house function space including the newly redesigned 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room offering natural light, wood finishes, and upgraded lighting. The 25,000-square-foot Hyatt Conference Center also underwent a complete renovation, and the hotel added three new boardrooms along with a new business center.
“We are excited to showcase our new transformation,” said Paul Daly, general manager, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. “Our state of the art services and amenities combined with even more guestroom availability directly connected to the nation’s largest convention center allows Hyatt Regency McCormick Place to play an even larger role in both attracting and hosting Chicago’s top meetings and conventions.”