Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago Officially Opens

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    Hyatt Hotels Corporation has recently announced the opening of the 257-room, full-service Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, the first Hyatt Centric branded property to open worldwide. The hotel will deliver on the brand’s mission of putting its guests at the centre of the action in the best destinations. Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is owned by Integrated Clark Monroe, LLC and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is in a 22-story, 1927 art deco office building designed by Frank Chase, located at 100 W. Monroe St. in downtown Chicago. The property has undergone a transformative renovation into an iconic new hotel while maintaining the integrity of the building’s roots and preserving its historical details. One feature of the property is the adaptive reuse of the original landowner and farmer Willard Jones’ cow path that was used to herd cattle – now it is a special walkway that leads locals and guests to the hotel’s rooftop bar.

    The modern and urban guest rooms balance the energy of the city with a calm, inviting respite through minimal but upscale features, which include unique bathroom designs with private showers and water closet areas.
    “It is most significant and particularly rewarding that our first Hyatt property is also the first of its kind, worldwide,” said John T. Murphy, managing member, Integrated Clark Monroe, LLC. “We couldn’t be more delighted with the outcome of this group effort and certainly see this as the beginning of a very successful relationship.”

    The hotel will offer guests multiple dining options, including a seasonal rooftop bar, AIRE, with creative signature cocktails, contemporary and eclectic décor and panoramic views of the Chicago cityscape. It also features an upscale French bistro, Cochon Volant Bakery Brasserie and Bar, serving gourmet cheeses, fresh baked goods, organic juices, and culinary masterpieces by James Beard award-winning Master Chef Roland Liccioni.

    The hotel features 2,513 square feet of meeting space with each conference room named for an influential figure in the Loop’s history: famed industrialist Charles Yerkes; landowner Willard Jones; author Frank Norris; and sculptor Alvin Meyer.

    Daniel Fountain / 02.05.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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