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The $168 Million Renovation Project Underway for the 2,019-room
Hyatt Regency Chicago to be Complete in April 2013

(CHICAGO; February 4, 2013)Hyatt Regency Chicago, the city's largest hotel, is finally set to unveil the $168 million renovation that has enhanced the entire property. From a chic new lobby, re-vamped guestrooms, meeting spaces and an array of exciting new and re-concepted dining experiences, the hotel will officially complete the process in April 2013.

Under the careful guidance of renowned architects and planners at Bentel & Bentel, the three-phase project broke ground in 2010. Phase I, completed in 2010, overhauled all of the guestrooms in the West Tower of the property. Phase II, completed in 2011, renovated all of the rooms in the East Tower of the property. Phase III, set to conclude the project, completely renovated the East Tower Lobby, as well as all of the meeting/event space, and dining outlets.

"We truly listened to our guests, and in turn, several aspects of this renovation were incorporated as a direct result of guest feedback,” says Patrick Donnelly, General Manager. “We 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." The property is thrilled to introduce visitors and Chicagoans to their new look.

Lush Lobby
As the largest hotel in the city, Hyatt Regency Chicago also boasts an equally large lobby to match. A favorite “hang-out” for convention-goers, business and leisure travelers, and locals looking for a place to unwind, the chic lobby boasts restaurants, bars, an art wall yet to be unveiled, and a new modern décor perfect for the surrounding Lakeshore East community and guests to the city. Guests will be thrilled to find high-tech features upon their arrival including iPad check-in services, check-in pods and kiosks, as well as high-speed Internet and an array of other tech-savvy features.

Guest Amenities
Guests at Hyatt Regency Chicago can take advantage of all downtown Chicago hotel has to offer, while indulging in the kind of pampered service guests have come to expect from Hyatt. Ideally situated near the Magnificent Mile, the AAA Four Diamond downtown Chicago luxury hotel offers unrivaled services, and impressive amenities such as spa and workout facilities, Hertz Car Rental on-site, laundry and dry cleaning services, currency exchange, dedicated concierge, high-speed Internet, multi-lingual staff, 24-hour in-room dining, airline boarding pass printing services, and various accessibility options.

Meetings and Events
Businesses, conventions, and those throwing personal events trust their most important functions to Hyatt Regency Chicago. The property boasts over 228,000 square feet of expansive newly-renovated modern venues designed to accommodate any size meeting, while still offering the personalized services  of a Chicago boutique hotel.  Spaces include four ballrooms, 63 meeting rooms and the 70,000 square foot Riverside Exhibition Center. Event attendees will appreciate high-tech amenities and A/V offerings to complement their meetings.

New Dining Concepts
  • Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi: Diners can expect the unexpected at Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi. Stetsons delivers a non-traditional steakhouse experience in a comfortable urban setting. Flexible portions of thoughtfully sourced natural beef, sustainable seafood, and organic produce are crafted into variety of internationally inspired shareable dishes that bring a fresh new perspective to the ubiquitous steakhouse. Stetsons opened in January of 2013.
  • American Craft Kitchen & Bar: American Craft Kitchen & Bar is the perfect place to set up a laptop, have a business meeting, or to relax with a good read while taking in the sun streaming through the windows of the spectacular glass atrium of the East Tower hotel lobby. American Craft Kitchen & Bar, opening in April 2013, is open for lunch and dinner and will serve sandwiches, salads, and will feature a special kids menu, designed by kids themselves.
  • Market Chicago: Market Chicago is the ideal stop for anything from a quick coffee to go, a bite to eat on the way to a meeting, or a snack after a day of shopping in Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. This new downtown cafe features Chicago-themed design, Starbucks Coffee, fruits, smoothies, hot breakfast items, sandwiches, and pastries. Market Chicago opened in January of 2013. 
  • BIG Bar: Guests should bring a BIG appetite to BIG Bar – where everything is maximized in size, including the bar, which is the longest freestanding bar on the continent. Big city, big views, big drinks. BIG Bar is vibrant, visually stunning and cosmopolitan. A Chicago institution boasting a contemporary design and a sleek urban atmosphere, BIG Bar is the place to see and be seen. Indulge in appetizing bites and larger than life cocktails. Opening April 2013.
About Hyatt Regency Chicago: Hyatt Regency Chicago, the largest Hyatt property in North America, features 2,019 guest rooms, 228,000 square feet of meeting and event space and six restaurants and lounges. The hotel is located at 151 East Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown. Hyatt Regency Chicago borders the Magnificent Mile and is only blocks away from Chicago’s premier theatre, cultural, shopping, and dining districts. For reservations, visit www.chicagoregency.hyatt.com, Facebook.com/HyattRegencyChicago or on Twitter @hyattchicago.

Contact:

Joe Cutaia / Lauren Larson
312.943.6900
joe@wagstaffworldwide.com
laurenlarson@wagstaffworldwide.com




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