CHICAGO – Three brands, one hotel. This was the vision of First Hospitality Group (FHG) and Hilton, who’ve announced a joint effort to open Hilton’s first triple-brand hotel in Chicago.
Consisting of a Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, the hotel will connect via skybridge to the McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention centre. It has been officially named the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Center, the Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago McCormick Center, and the Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Center.
Upon completion in late 2018, the project will encompass approximately 379,500 square feet, include 23 floors and 466 guestrooms and suites, and boast three distinct lobbies and dining areas. Common amenities include an exercise room, indoor pool, business centre and six meeting rooms.
Guests will also find a rooftop dining lounge experience, which will serve as Hilton Garden Inn’s designated dining option while at the same time welcome those staying with all three brands, plus the general public. The hotel will also include separate Hampton and Home2 Suites dining/public areas, two street level restaurants as well as a full Starbucks coffee shop.
Like Hilton’s successful dual-brand building model, this first triple-brand hotel allows for shared construction and zoning. It also creates larger communal areas and amenities, benefiting both business and leisure guests.
“We are extremely excited to be developing and managing Hilton’s first triple-brand hotel, a unique opportunity that has enabled us to create a wealth of new employment opportunities and spur continued economic development within the local community,” said Schwartz. “McCormick Place has long needed fresh lodging options for visitors, and the award-winning upscale character of Hilton Garden Inn, the friendly yet authentic experience at Hampton and the modern approach to extended stay offered by Home2 Suites, will appeal to travelers with a wide variety of tastes, styles and desired price points.”