CHICAGO—Hyatt Regency McCormick Place announced today that its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation is on track for a summer 2013 completion. The hotel’s owner, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), has invested nearly $110 million in the total renovation of the hotel, which will provide a new guestroom tower, renovated outlets, meetings and public space.
Phase one of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s renovation began in December of 2011 with the construction of a new 460-guestroom tower, which includes 12 suites and two premium suites. 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. The newly renovated Prairie Room is available now for groups and events.
Phases two and three of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place expansion and renovation are now underway, running simultaneously. Phase two includes a complete overhaul of the hotel’s 800-guest room tower. All 800 current guestrooms will receive new soft and hard goods. Keeping consistent with the decor of the new 460-guestroom tower, the current, 800-guestroom tower will receive the same furniture, fixtures, design, and inclusions of the new tower. The hotel’s restaurant Shor and lounge M/X will also undergo a seating and buffet expansion and will receive a second private dining room.
Phase three focuses on the hotel lobby, the renovation of the 25,000-square-foot Hyatt Conference Center, the addition of three new boardrooms, and a new business center.
“We look forward to the completion of the renovation and showcasing 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 will allow Hyatt Regency McCormick Place to play an even larger role in both attracting and hosting Chicago’s top meetings and conventions.”