Construction JV Completes $100M Hotel at Navy Pier
James McHugh Construction Co. and joint venture partner Powers & Sons Construction Co. have completed the $100-million construction of Sable at Navy Pier, a 223-key, seven-story hotel. Part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, the ACRON USA-owned hotel opens March 18 and is reportedly the first Chicago hotel to be built “on top” of Lake Michigan.
Among other logistical challenges, construction involved integrating the new building into the pier’s existing structure, including saving its 25-year-old curtainwall window front, while also building five new floors of guest rooms and tying into the existing Festival Hall.
“A project like this comes around once in a lifetime, and it’s the exact type of complex construction – from building over water to working around Navy Pier’s nine million annual visitors – that we excel at and like to execute,” said John Sheridan, EVP of McHugh Construction.
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