The new Marriott Marquis Chicago broke ground in the South Loop’s Prairie District back in July, and since then, construction crews have stopped breaking it, and are now drilling, digging, scooping, and shaking that same ground to its very core. Located at 2121 South Prairie Avenue, the newest addition to the McCormick Collection will be directly connected to McCormick Place, offering the ultimate convenience for guests and visitors to Chicago’s lakefront convention center.
What exactly is a Marriott Marquis property, you ask? Per a Marriott press release, “within the brand, the ‘Marquis’ designation is reserved for select downtown properties that offer the highest levels of comfort, technology, personal service, meeting facilities, privacy and world class amenities.”
With expected completion in 2017, the 40-story hotel will deliver:
- 1,206 guest rooms, including 47 suites
- 90,000 square feet of meeting space
- Two 25,000 square-foot ballrooms
- A marketplace food court
- A fitness center and business facility
- A Marriott Greatroom
We knew it was too early for the South Loop earth to be trembling from excited Bears fans, so we took a look for ourselves to see what those tremors were all about. Turns out, it was heavy equipment. Lots of heavy equipment.