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14 Hotel/Hospitality Projects
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1 Vista Tower

At almost 1,200 feet tall, Vista Tower will become the third tallest building in Chicago, and the tallest structure in the world designed by a woman. The 95-story glass and concrete tower will house the ultra-luxurious Vista Residences condominiums and the 5-star Wanda Vista Hotel.

363 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

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2 theWIT Hotel

Located on Chicago’s historic corner of State and Lake, theWit is a property that includes both standard hotel rooms and hotel/condo units. The 26-story, 189,916-square-foot hotel and condominium structure includes a high-end restaurant and theROOF lounge, a spa for hotel guests and a luxurious private screening room to be rented to hotel guests or the public for private movie screenings or sporting events.

201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

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3 Virgin Hotel Chicago

McHugh transformed this former office building into the flagship Virgin Hotel. The 27-story landmarked Old Dearborn Bank Building at 203 North Wabash Avenue was completely gutted and reconfigured to include 250 guestrooms, meeting and event spaces, spa with fitness center, and several destination restaurants and bars.

203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

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4 The Gray Hotel

Located at 39 South LaSalle, the new Kimpton property The Gray will bring new life to the former New York Life Insurance Building, which was considered one of Chicago’s most endangered buildings by Preservation Chicago. Originally constructed around 1893, with additions in 1898 and 1903, the building is one of the earliest examples of steel framed buildings in the Chicago area.  

39 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

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5 Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

The first phase of the project included the renovation of the hotel’s top six floors including both typical guestrooms and specialty suites - 150 room in total. The rooms were completely gutted with new ceilings installed as well as new wallcoverings, carpet, and custom built-in modular furniture.

540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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6 Blackstone Hotel

After sitting shuttered for almost a decade, the historic Blackstone Hotel reopened to new glory and strong reviews from architectural critics and the hospitality industry. The massive renovation of the Blackstone, built in 1910, took just 22 months to complete, despite the fact that McHugh gutted the hotel to its skeleton save for the historic areas which were restored.

636 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

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7 Hotel Allegro

McHugh completed a full-scale renovation of the hotel – our 6th visit to the property – that included guestrooms, corridors, public spaces, restaurant, meeting spaces, lobby, and exterior façade. All 495 guestooms and 15 guest corridors received new finishes, trim, hardware, and FF & E. The main lobby was reconfigured so that the front desk could be relocated.

171 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

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8 Hyatt Regency Chicago

McHugh performed a large-scale renovation of the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s iconic glass box lobby for repeat client Hyatt Hotels. The transformation of the 60,000 sf space reshaped the guest experience for arrival, check-in, and dining. The first phase of this carefully scheduled project included construction of Market Chicago, a new grab-and-go dining facility; renovations to the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Stetson’s Modern Steak + Sushi; and the renovation of the reception facilities.

151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

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9 Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

Making our mark in Chicago’s ritziest neighborhood, McHugh performed a large-scale renovation at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile (formerly the Wyndham) for owner Sunstone Hotels. Virtually the entire facility received a dramatic refurbishment including the 419 guest rooms, meeting and banquet space, the lobby, the indoor pool, and fitness center. 

633 N St Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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10 Tri-Brand Hilton

Hilton’s first triple-brand hotel, consisting of Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Home2 Suites, will encompass 380,000 square feet over 23 floors and will feature 466 guest rooms and suites.

Located at 123 E. Cermak Road with a skybridge to the McCormick Place Convention Center, the hotels will offer travelers accommodations with value-added amenities that emphasize comfort, convenience and productivity. The hotels will have three distinct lobbies and dining areas – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – while sharing many common amenities, including an exercise room, indoor pool, business center and extensive meeting space, and a 9,500-square-foot rooftop dining lounge.

The structure will feature ground floor retail and restaurants.

123 E Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

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11 The Peninsula Chicago

McHugh renovated 331 guest rooms including new carpet, wallcoverings, paint and millwork as well as limited MEP work.

108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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12 The Ritz Carlton Chicago

In the first phase of a multi-phase contract, McHugh renovated 90 guest suites with new wallcoverings, paint, and carpeting as well as upgraded bathrooms featuring arctic-white glacier vanities, grey stone floors, separate shower and toilet rooms.

160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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13 Embassy Suites Rosemont

Embassy Suites Rosemont

5500 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA

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14 Cambria Hotel

This full renovation of the former Mile North included 215 guest rooms and 28 guest corridors. New showers, vanities, tile and toilet accessories were installed in the bathrooms, and the rooms feature new carpet, wall coverings, paint, lighting, and other FF&E. The lobby, meeting rooms, and public lavatories were also renovated. Crews converted a private dining area on the first floor to a fitness center, and the former fitness center into a new guest room.


166 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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