May 2, 2013 - Located next to the intersection of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue - the crossroads of Chicago - and on the southern shore of the Chicago River, Hyatt Regency Chicago unveils the anticipated results of a three-year renovation designed by the acclaimed architects and planners at Bentel + Bentel, involving the East Tower lobby, East and West Tower guestrooms, as well as meeting spaces and re-concepted dining experiences into a modern, sleek oasis for travelers and locals alike. Hyatt Regency Chicago has dedicated $168 million to enhancing all aspects of the guest experience. The three-phase project broke ground with Phase I in 2010, which overhauled the West Tower Guest Rooms for $45 million. In 2011, Phase II renovated the East Tower Guest Rooms for $45 million. The final phase completed in 2013, reconstructed the East Tower lobby, as well as dining outlets for $78 million.
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.
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.
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.