The Park Hyatt Chicago has resumed operations, unveiling a $60-million redesign of guestrooms and public spaces. Located along the Magnificent Mile at 800 N. Michigan Ave., the property opened in 1980 as the first Park Hyatt hotel.
Founder Jay Pritzker imagined a one-of-a-kind retreat that embodied understated luxury and served as a home away from home for guests. The reopened property, with 146 guestrooms and 36 suites, maintains the original vision, according to Park Hyatt.
“For this renovation project, we focused on lightening and brightening the hotel’s interiors to create a more modern space, while maintaining the understated luxury of the Park Hyatt brand,” said Rike Erdbrink, the hotel’s general manager. “We are incredibly proud and excited to reopen our doors and provide our guests with a luxurious hotel experience with rooms and suites that are an oasis of calm within our electric city.”
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).