South Loop’s Newest Hotel Gets The Green
Jul18

South Loop’s Newest Hotel Gets The Green

The newest hotel project to plant roots in Chicago’s South Loop has been given the green light to go full-throttle. 1101 South Wabash Avenue was once the home of one of those weird one-story, pee-stained, hoboriffic parking garages leftover from yesteryear that still dot downtown Chicago.  Demolition of that garage was completed in February of 2016, and then in December of that year, ground was broken on a new Hilton Homewood...

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Hotels On Jefferson Are A Movin’ on Up
Feb09

Hotels On Jefferson Are A Movin’ on Up

The hotel sandwich that construction crews are assembling at 108 North Jefferson Street has its foundation in the ground, and is reaching for the stars (apologies to the late Casey Kasem).  West Loop Spy Kurt hit the tip line with a new set of photographs showing the progress of what will eventually be one hotel squatting… sitting… perched on top of another hotel. The project designed by VOA replaces a previous idea for...

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Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn Begins Stocking New Glassware
Dec29

Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn Begins Stocking New Glassware

No, we haven’t been given special access to the hospitality services at the new combination Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn going up at 108 North Jefferson Street in the West Loop. But what’s clear to anyone passing by are the new windows that have been installed along the building’s 6th (5th?) floor. While differing slightly from the all-glass facades of so many Chicago structures being built, glass is glass here at...

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