Hilton Opens its First Tri-branded Hotel at Chicago’s Convention Center
CHICAGO — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has opened its first tri-branded hotel featuring a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center. First Hospitality Group Inc. is the developer and manager. The 23-story property includes 184 Hilton Garden Inn rooms, 187 Hampton Inn rooms and 95 suites within the Home2 Suites. A sky bridge provides guests convenient access to the convention center. Amenities include an exercise room, indoor pool, 24-hour business center and 7,000 square feet of event space. Food and beverage offerings open to the public include VU Skyward Bev & Eat, a rooftop restaurant from Concentrics Restaurants scheduled to open this fall; Fatpour Tapworks, a street-level pub and grill operated by Big Onion Tavern Group slated to open this fall; and Starbucks, which is currently open and accessible from Cermak Road. The project team included James McHugh Construction Co., UJAMAA Construction Inc., Merritt Development Group, building architect Antunovich Associates, hotel architect Todd Halamka + Partners and interior designer Looney Associates.