CHICAGO and MCLEAN, Va. – May 20, 2015 – Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave, its newest property to join Hampton by Hilton, the global brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels. The new hotel is owned by Integrated Motor Club LLC, an affiliate of Murphy Asset Management (MAM), and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.
Formally the iconic Art Deco Chicago Motor Club building, the LEED Certified Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave is located at 68 East Wacker Place, one block south of the Chicago River. The 143-room hotel is close to popular area attractions including the Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan’s beaches, Millennium Park, Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier.
“It is exciting to bring our award-winning Hamptonality to this historic building, further diversifying the Hampton by Hiiton family of over 2,000 properties,” said Phil Cordell, global head for focused service and Hampton by Hilton brand management for Hilton Worldwide. “This freshly renovated Art Deco property is a seamless marriage between Hampton by Hilton’s signature modernity and Chicago’s past.”
Paying homage to the landmark’s contribution to the United States’ car culture, a significant amount of the renovation budget has been dedicated to preserving the 33-foot high lobby featuring a 29-foot mural of popular road destinations, designed by John Warner Norton. As one of the few remaining Art Deco lobbies in Chicago, the space includes two balconies on the mezzanine level overlooking the lobby, one of which has a 1928 Ford Model A on display as a tribute to the history of the building. Jack’s Place, a 67-seat cocktail bar, is located on the first floor, making the hotel one of only a few Hampton Inn by Hilton hotels nationally to have a lobby bar.
“Returning the historic Chicago Motor Club Building to its original, exquisite form was extremely important to us,” said John T. Murphy, president of Murphy Asset Management. “The hotel is in a fantastic location and the historic significance and beauty of the building will add to the guest experience. It’s unique only to this location.”
Standing 17-stories high, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave offers amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a 624 square foot meeting space that can accommodate up to 74 people and a fitness center featuring state-of-the-art cardio equipment. Guests can relax in Jack’s Place bar located on the lobby level, and delight in the signature cocktail, “Giggle Water.” The hotel also provides free On the House hot breakfast as well as Hampton’s On the RunTM Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday.
The new hotel features the Perfect Mix Lobby, designed as an extension of the guestroom with a variety of seating and lighting options for both leisure and business travelers. Additionally, the hotel features a 24-hour Suite Shop, a food and beverage shop filled with snacks and toiletries for purchase. Guestrooms are equipped with the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, 42″ LCD TV, iron with ironing board and coffeemaker.
Hampton by Hilton team members proudly exhibit a unique culture described as Hamptonality. This term describes each hotel’s approach to friendly customer service and anticipation of guests’ needs and providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area attractions, historical facts and fun things to do around town. Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and artwork, highlighting each property’s connection and support to its own community.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave or call +1 312 419 9015.