HYATT REGENCY McCORMICK PLACE ANNOUNCES PHASE TWO OF EXPANSION AND RENOVATION
New Tower on track for Spring 2013 completion date
CHICAGO (November 28, 2012) - Hyatt Regency McCormick Place announced today that phase two of its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation will begin in December 2012. 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, 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. Daily Grind continues to serve a variety of coffee drinks, along with specialty snacks, both healthy and indulgent. 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.
Phase two of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place renovation begins next month with the complete renovation of its 800-guest room tower. All 800 guestrooms will receive new soft and hard goods, designed in a modern yet residential style. Along with the guest room renovation, the hotel’s restaurant Shor and lounge 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 three 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.
“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.”
For more information and reservations visit: www.mccormickplace.hyatt.com or call: 312-567-1234.
About Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, holds the prestigious honor of AAA Four Diamond status. AAA describes Four Diamond properties as accommodations that are “progressively more refined and stylish,” and maintain a “high degree of attention to detail.” Hyatt Regency McCormick Place currently has 800 guest rooms, 43,000 square feet of function space, and a 12,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. The hotel features Daily Grind coffee shop, three restaurants – Forno, an Italian Trattoria, Shor, a Chicago grille, and M/X, a sleek, high-energy lounge with small plate dining, a lobby bar, a full service Business Center with Wireless High Speed Internet and an indoor pool and health club facility. The hotel is situated directly next to McCormick Place Convention Center, minutes from U.S. Cellular Field, and near downtown Chicago’s many attractions including Lake Michigan, the Field Museum and the Magnificent Mile. Complimentary one-way shuttle transportation is available to downtown Chicago. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is only 10 miles from Midway Airport. For reservations or more information, call 312.567.1234 or visit www.hyatt.com. Diners will receive parking validation for the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place parking garage.
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