• Canopy by Hilton Prepares To Open In Chicago

     
    POSTED November 29, 2016
     

A new 223-room lifestyle hotel, Canopy by Hilton in Chicago, will open in fall 2018 on S. LaSalle Street and W. Adams Street, in the Chicago Loop area.

"We are delighted to bring the Canopy by Hilton brand to the thriving Loop neighborhood, in the heart of the Financial District,” says Michael W. Reschke, chairman and CEO, The Prime Group. “With convenient proximity to Chicago’s central business district, dining, shopping, the theater district and Canopy’s dedication to comfort and service, our Canopy by Hilton hotel will be a natural choice for both business and leisure travelers looking for a true Chicago experience.”

The design of the hotel was inspired by natural, local materials; and is supposed to be an extension of the downtown Chicago area. The hotel will feature work from local artists and artisans, local food and drink, and will offer welcome gifts specific to the area.

Guest rooms will have about 480 square feet of space, wood floors, a large flat screen TV and large bathrooms with walk-in showers. Other amenities will include a complimentary breakfast, complimentary wine and beer tasting, fitness center, a lounge, 4,000 square feet of meeting space, a rooftop terrace and a bar for their guests.

“We’re looking forward to extending a warm welcome to the Loop neighborhood,” says Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “The Windy City is an exceptional destination with rich history, outstanding culinary offerings and so much for visitors to explore; we look forward to Canopy giving energetic and adventurous travelers an authentic neighborhood experience.”

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.