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Swissôtel Chicago in Illinois Undergoing Extensive $10 Million Renovation

Intent on Maintaining Environmental Responsibility in Creating New Space

Chicago - In November of 2011, Four Diamond Swissôtel Chicago began the revitalization of its lobby and meeting space with an extensive $10 million renovation. The updates are inspired by the work of original architect Harry Weese, and will feature a harmonious blend of modern design and natural elements in calming earth tones. In addition to technological and aesthetic enhancements, Swissôtel Chicago is intent on maintaining its commitment to sound environmental practices during the process.

Throughout the updated lobby and meeting space, project designers chose to utilize as many eco-conscious, sustainable materials as possible, including tile, rugs, carpeting, and paint. These choices align with Swissôtel Chicago’s already strong commitment to the environment, exemplified by its global certification by the International Organization of Standardization for Quality and Environmental Management and Job Safety and Health Protection, as well as ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001 Job Safety and Health Protection certifications. Swissôtel Chicago uses energy-efficient lighting throughout the hotel, donates all unused amenity bottles to Chicago charity Bin Donated, and saves water by remaining linen-free, among other initiatives.

“In keeping with Swissôtel’s commitment to environmentally responsible practices, we felt it was important to utilize as many eco-conscious materials as possible,” says Christy Hubbard, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Senior Project Designer of Gettys.

About Swissôtel Chicago
Swissôtel Chicago is a AAA Four Diamond hotel offering 661 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and a new state-of-the-art, 38,000 square foot Event Centre. The all-glass triangular hotel, designed by Harry Weese, is wedged into the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan and features wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park and The Magnificent Mile. For more information please visit


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