Hilton planted three of its flags on the southwest corner of East Cermak Road and South Indiana Avenue, directly across the street from the massive convention center’s West Building.
Chicago has seen double-decker hotel buildings before, but this triple-decker Dagwood sandwich of hospitality is a first both both the city, and the Hilton company. It features the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Home2 Suites brands in a 23-story tower designed by River North’s Antunovich Associates with The Loop’s Todd Halamka + Partners. Altogether there are 466 rooms and suites.
The property is not only neighbors with McCormick Place, it’s actually connected to it by skybridge for conventioneers who love Chicago, but don’t want to get all up close and personal with a full-on Lake Michigan winter.
For those who do venture into the fresh air, the new Wintrust Arena is across the street, and the CTA’s recently constructed Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station is two blocks west.