First Hospitality Group to Develop 200-Room Hotel at Chicago’s Navy Pier
CHICAGO — The City of Chicago has unveiled plans for a 200-room hotel at Navy Pier. Construction on the $90 million project is slated to start next year and be complete by the later half of 2018. The five-story hotel will be built next to Festival Hall on the east end of the pier and will anchor the dining and entertainment portion of the Navy Pier’s Centennial Vision, a reimagination and redevelopment of the 100-year-old pier. KOO is the architect for the hotel, and First Hospitality Group will develop and manage the property. James McHugh Construction Co. will build the hotel. The brand of the hotel has yet to be determined. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, Navy Pier showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more.