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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Major enlargement of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago at lightning speed

 

Two stories every second day-that was the incredible pace at which the renovation of a 32-story tower of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago was delivered. Over in the new 14-story section, Beaubois speedily installed the architectural elements and integrated furniture so that the hotel could offer its 400 new rooms to guests as quickly as possible.

The addition of the new building, the renovation of 800 existing guest rooms and several portions of the hotel and the construction of a pedestrian bridge to connect the two towers has transformed the Windy City's McCormick Place.

Beaubois participated in this enormous project by producing and installing all the integrated furniture, including the headboards for the beds in the executive suites and the two presidential suites. In the latter, the team also mounted floor boards on the walls, a new trend that imparts a distinctive look. Beaubois also supplied the coffee bars in all the new rooms.

The new lobby is ornamented by a gorgeous reception desk by Beaubois. The Grab & Go shop is enhanced by counters and showcases fashioned by the Beaubois team that also installed the 20-foot-high figured anigre wall panelling on the first floor of the convention centre. For the renovation, Beaubois produced and installed wood finishes, mouldings and the 800 door frames in the existing tower. 

The project, an investment of $87M, was designed to obtain LEED certification. 

The Hyatt Regency is the only hotel associated with Chicago's McCormick Place, the largest convention centre in the United States, with its 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space and its three million visitors a year.

McCormick Place was named in honour of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, a charismatic and controversial visionary. While he was editor-in-chief and publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper, he launched and promoted the idea of constructing a world-class convention centre in that city. Under his leadership, the State approved the construction of a permanent centre designed for conventions and commercial exhibitions. Unfortunately, the Colonel never saw his dream realized, as he died in 1955, five years before the facility was opened.



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