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  • Hyatt Regency Chicago’s $168 Million Renovation Unveils Sleek New Modern Design

    Daniel Fountain
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    Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago’s largest hotel and the largest Hyatt in the world, is set to unveil a $168 million renovation in early April, enhancing the entire property into a sleek, modern oasis for travellers and locals alike.Located next to the intersection of Wacker Dr. and Michigan Ave. – the crossroads of Chicago – and on the southern shore of the Chicago River, Hyatt Regency Chicago is both an urban landmark and a flag bearer of an international hotel brand. The current renovation seeks to polish this distinguished property, bringing a building which was designed more than 30 years ago into alignment with the most recent additions to Chicago’s architectural skyline including the nearby Millennium Park, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the Chicago Historical Society and other internationally acclaimed works.

    “The central vision behind the renovation is that of the atrium and lobby as a grand urban space, a place where the excitement of the milling crowd is amplified by the presence of extraordinary program elements,” says Paul Bentel, Partner at Bentel + Bentel architects and planners. “Whether it be registration and concierge, American Craft Kitchen & Bar, Market Chicago, BIG Bar or a reinvented Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi, each have been given a stronger identity within the lobby, making it the ‘heart and soul’ of the hotel and a place that is easier to navigate and more energetic than ever.”

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    Daniel Fountain / 17.03.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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