Chicago Exports: Goettsch Completes the Grand Hyatt Bogotá

Today we continue a series of reports we call “Chicago Exports.”

So much of the world’s great architecture is designed right here in Chicago by Chicagoans, but it’s not built in Chicagoland so it goes unseen by the hometown crowd. That’s why we are featuring the great works produced by Chicago architects continuing the city’s proud legacy as the birthplace of the skyscraper, and a global center of architecture.

Loop architecture firm Goettsch Partners has put its mark, and Chicago’s, on the city of Bogotá, Colombia.

Grand Hyatt Bogotá (Photograph by James Steinkamp. Courtesy of Goettsch Partners)

Grand Hyatt Bogotá
(Photograph by James Steinkamp. Courtesy of Goettsch Partners)

The Grand Hyatt Bogotá is now done, bringing a 230-foot-tall hotel tower to the center of the 18 building Ciudad Empresarial Sarmiento Angulo business district being developed between the city center and the airport. Goettsch Partners designed the elliptical building for the Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo Organization.

GP has designed more than 30 hotels around the world, and this is its second in South America.

Interior design was done by Studio Echeverría Edwards of Chile, with 30,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants, a bar, and a coffee shop.


Location: Calle 24A 57-60, Bogotá, Colombia

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

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