Chicago, Illinois (PressExposure) June 15, 2011 -- Hyatt Regency Chicago, located at 151 E. Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, is excited to announce the completion of a $90 million renovation, which features a complete remodel and transformation of the hotel's 2,019 guest rooms and suites, as well as 65 guest room floor corridors. Through their investment in this important renovation, the hotel's owner Kato Kagaku Co., Ltd., continues to demonstrate great support of this downtown Chicago hotel, providing guests with the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
The newly renovated hotel guest rooms now feature brand new Hyatt Grand Beds, wall coverings, carpet, window treatments, chairs, soft goods, artwork, lighting, and 2 category 6A cables per room. A contemporary color scheme with contrasting warm and cool gray and orange hues is used in various textures throughout the room. Striking black and white photography etched on glass adorns the walls and showcases unique aspects of the city. In order to complete this extensive downtown Chicago hotel renovation, all guest rooms, bathrooms, corridors, and elevator landings were completely stripped down, floor-by-floor, to provide the design team a bare canvas to create the transformation.
As an added enhancement, 826 of the hotel's 924 two-bed guest rooms now feature two queen-size beds instead of double beds. The complete overhaul of hotel guest bathrooms create an elegant yet modern residential aesthetic though the installation of all new toilets, tubs, showers, sinks, vanities, mirrors, fixtures, tile, enhanced lighting, and wall coverings. New wall coverings, carpeting, lighting, ceilings, elevator landing tile, and artwork were also installed in the guest room corridors. In every room, corridor ceilings were removed, and new plumbing supply lines, and brand new HVAC units installed.
Hyatt Regency Chicago is a Green Key certified downtown Chicago hotel with a 4-Key rating, and is an Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association StayGreen hotel. In addition to the current environmental efforts of this downtown Chicago hotel, the renovation provides a positive environmental impact through the installation of:
- digital thermostats with occupancy sensors
- toilets (from 3.6 gallon flush to 1.28 gallon)
- low flow showerheads (2.5 gallon)
- sink aerators (from 2.2 gallons per minute to 1.0 gallon)
- energy efficient lighting - guest rooms & corridors
- 2 new chillers (reduced electricity used in these units by about 50%)
"We listened to our guests. Several aspects of this renovation were incorporated as a direct result of guest feedback," said Patrick Donelly, General Manager. "We are pleased our ownership has made this important investment and are excited to provide our guests an even better experience through innovative, top-of-the line guest room accommodations featuring the latest in design and technology as a result."
The team who managed the downtown hotel renovation along with the Hyatt Regency Chicago team included: Indidesign as designer, BABCO Construction, Inc. as general contractor, Rosemont Project Management as purchasing agent, and RISE as an overall program and strategy consultant.