Strategy For The Loop’s Newest Hotel: Keep It Simple
Nov18

Strategy For The Loop’s Newest Hotel: Keep It Simple

The Chicago Loop Alliance and 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly held an event tonight where the people behind the proposed new Hilton Garden Inn in the Loop (66 East Wacker Place) talked about their plan. At its heart, the 20-something-story inn is a “limited service hotel,” which means no ballrooms, no banquet facilities, and very few other ancillary amenities. The hotel is planned to consist of 192 rooms, averaging 280 square feet;...

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Plans to Cram a Third Hotel Onto Wacker Place Revived
Nov09

Plans to Cram a Third Hotel Onto Wacker Place Revived

As the recession begins to thaw, developers across Chicagoland are cleaning out their backlog of projects that have been put on ice. Back behind the stack of Doreen’s pizzas, past the single summer ice pop in that special flavor of blue that makes you cough, and beyond the twisted up bag of peas that’s too small to use and too big to throw away, GDS Companies has defrosted its plan for 66 East Wacker Place. 66 East Wacker is one of...

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