• DoubleTree Hilton Chicago Unveils Transformations

     
    POSTED September 18, 2016
     

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago upgraded its entire building, updating guest rooms, hallways and event spaces in a multi-million dollar renovation.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to unveil our new look to our guests and our community,” says Charles R. Caskey, Jr., general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago. “Throughout the planning stages, we eagerly collected the ideas and advice from our most important decision makers, our guests. Many of the designs for our refresh were derived directly from the feedback we received from our guests and we are proud to say we have received rave reviews from those who have been privy to an advanced showing of our new product.”

With the help of the DLR group, the hotel updated the lighting, window treatments, artwork, furniture, and the amenities of their 160 rooms, five meeting rooms and hallway space to better fit the needs of their guests.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

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