The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place completed its $110 million expansion and renovation in June. After this investment by the hotel’s owner, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the property has become Hyatt’s fourth-largest hotel worldwide and the fourth-largest hotel in Chicago.
The project began in December 2011 with the construction of a new 460-guestroom tower, including 12 suites and two premium suites. The lobby has been expanded and fully renovated, and the existing 800-guestroom tower received a complete renovation. Consistent with the decor of the new tower, all 800 existing guestrooms received new soft and hard goods.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place’s food and beverage outlets were 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, was expanded and now offers “homemade” breakfast and lunch items using locally sourced ingredients.
The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is connected to McCormick Place Convention Center, which offers more than two million square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and exhibit space. For smaller meetings and events, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place offers 50,000 square feet of in-house function space including the newly redesigned 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room offering natural light and fine wood finishes, and the 12,000-square-foot Regency Ballroom. The 25,000-square-foot Hyatt Conference Center also was completely renovated, and the hotel added three new boardrooms along with a new business center.