Hilton opens first tri-branded hotel at Chicago’s McCormick Place

Partners with First Hospitality Group to bring Combined Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton to Chicagoland area

Hilton, along with First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG), announced the opening of its newest hotel, the company’s first tri-branded property, which includes Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place, and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place. Connected to McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, and adjacent to Wintrust Arena, the property is a one-of-kind addition to downtown Chicago’s South Loop and Motor Row District lodging offerings. The hotel also represents Hilton’s first tri-branded property, furthering the company’s leadership position in the development of multi-brand hotels. Hilton currently has a footprint of more than 85 open, multi-brand properties, with an even larger pipeline of multi-brand projects in development around the globe.

“Hilton is passionate about delivering exceptional travel experiences and continually looking for opportunities to add value for our guests,” said Bill Duncan, global head, all suites and focused service category, Hilton. “This milestone tri-brand property embodies that spirit. Bringing together these three category-leading brands and their signature, yet distinct, offerings under one roof provides travelers with a wealth of shared amenities, and the opportunity to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Hilton through an innovative lodging option that fits a variety of travel needs and desired price points.”

Managed by FHG, the 23-story tri-branded hotel boasts 184 Hilton Garden Inn rooms, 187 Hampton Inn rooms and 95 suites within the Home2 Suites, as well as a skybridge providing guests with convenient access to McCormick Place. Along with each brand’s signature offerings aimed at ensuring comfort, convenience, and productivity for their respective guests, the hotel also provides larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities than what would be standard at a standalone property. These include an expanded exercise room, indoor pool, 24-hour business center, and 10 flexible event/meeting spaces totaling nearly 7,000 square feet, as well as a wealth of added food & beverage offerings.

Hilton opens first tri-branded hotel

In addition to the signature, complimentary breakfast offerings for guests of Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites, as well as the fresh cooked-to-order breakfasts by Hilton Garden Inn, the property has the following dining options that are open to all Windy City visitors and locals alike, including:

  • VU Skyward Bev & Eat: A rooftop dining and lounge experience operated by Concentrics Restaurants, scheduled to open this Fall, will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with locally-inspired small plates and craft cocktails amidst sweeping views of Lake Michigan and Downtown Chicago.
  • Fatpour Tapworks: A street-level pub and grill operated by Big Onion Tavern Group, also scheduled to open in the Fall, will feature an eclectic selection of menu items including more than 220 beers, all available in 22-ounce pours.
  • Starbucks coffee shop, which is now open, can be easily accessed by guests and locals from Cermak Road.

“We are thrilled to bring three powerhouse hotel brands, as well as inventive new dining concepts to the continuously-evolving landscape of McCormick Place and the Motor Row District,” said First Hospitality Group, Inc. founder and chairman, Stephen Schwartz. “This tri-brand hotel will serve as a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ for convention-goers looking to rest and recharge or enjoy the local flavors of Chicago while remaining just steps from their convention events. It is also a great option for guests traveling with larger groups or extended families, as everyone can stay under one roof despite having varied preferences on room-type and price-point.”

Whether visiting Chicago for business or leisure, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton, and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place is the perfect location for exploring all the city has to offer. Downtown Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, and Shedd Aquarium are all just minutes away. Popular attractions such as Millennium Park, the Michigan Avenue shopping district, and Navy Pier are also easily accessible via the Green Line ‘L’ stop, which is only a two-block walk from the hotel.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and inviting food and beverage options, including cooked-to-order breakfast. Each guestroom boasts the brand’s signature bedding with fresh, white duvets and crisp linens, an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven, and fresh coffee from an in-room Keurig coffee maker.

At Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place, every guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast with healthy options; On the Run breakfast bags; and free Wi-Fi in every room. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with each Hampton hotel offering complete satisfaction with the 100 percent Hampton Guarantee.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place offers all-suite accommodations featuring fully-equipped kitchens and modular furniture, providing guests with modern suites with plenty of space to work and relax. The in-suite kitchen includes a sink, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator and freezer, microwave, cookware, plates, cups, and utensils to customize their suite to their style and preference. The hotel also features complimentary internet, inviting communal spaces, and trademark Home2 Suites by Hilton amenities such as a Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, and the Inspired Table, a complimentary breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations.

Construction of the tri-branded hotel was led by McHugh/UJAMAA LLC, a joint venture between James McHugh Construction Co. and minority-owned contractor UJAMAA Construction Inc., and Merritt Development Group. Antunovich Associates served as the building architect, Todd Halamka + Partners as the hotel architect, and Looney Associates as the interior designer.

Source: © 2018 Hilton

Image courtesy of Antunovich Associates