Status Update: Hyatt Place on Franklin
May13

Status Update: Hyatt Place on Franklin

One of The Loop’s new hotels is about to round the corner from hole in the ground to recognizable shape. Loop Spy Marilyn sent in these photo of construction at the Hyatt Place at 28 North Franklin Street will transform a surface parking lot into a 18-story hotel with 206 rooms positioned between Chicago’s two financial hubs: LaSalle Street and Wacker Drive. Downtown Chicago has been a hotel magnet recently, with nearly a...

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Hotel Sandwich Proposed for the West Loop
May13

Hotel Sandwich Proposed for the West Loop

For a simple parking lot, the space at 108 North Jefferson Street goes through more mood swings than Robin Williams on a Starbucks jag. When we first met the property, it was going to be the home of a shiny new condo block. When the market tanked, gears shifted and it was pegged as an apartment building. As the recession dragged on, it was re-imagined as a modest office tower. And now it has finally made the transition to the newly...

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