Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Completes Full-Scale $25 Million Renovation
Total Overhaul Encompassed All Guestrooms, Suites, Lobby, Club Lounge, Fitness Center, New Waterfront Lounge, Environmentally-Conscious Initiatives & More
Final Phase to be Unveiled in May 2015 with New Meeting Rooms
Chicago, IL – March 2, 2015 – Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, a premier hotel with a prime waterfront location in the heart of downtown Chicago, has undergone a complete, multi-phase renovation totaling $25 million. Now with all 1,200-plus guestrooms and suites complete, a new lobby, a wildly popular Executive Club Lounge, expanded fitness center, outdoor waterfront lounge and incredible environmental practices in place, the Sheraton Chicago is a “new” hotel from top to bottom. The final piece of the massive overhaul, additional and renovated meeting rooms, will be unveiled in May 2015. This space will be ideal for small groups that are looking for high-touch, personalized service.
The Sheraton Chicago, which is ideally situated on the Chicago River within walking distance of Navy Pier, fabulous Michigan Avenue shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and more, has long been a Windy City favorite based on its location alone. The hotel’s 1,214 guestrooms and suites are now totally renovated, boasting spectacular river, lake and skyline views, alongside Sheraton’s ultra-comfortable Sweet Sleeper(SM) bed; outstanding accommodations to compliment the hotel’s fantastic location.
With a strong following of business travelers and leisure travelers alike, and a rich history of being one of Chicago’s premier hotels for meetings and conferences, one of the most popular features of the hotel is the Executive Club Lounge, a special privilege reserved for those staying in one of the hotel’s Club Rooms. The bi-level lounge serves complimentary continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres, as well as light bites and snacks throughout the day. The panoramic views of the city skyline make this a fantastic setting for business and team meetings, or gatherings with friends for leisure guests. Television, high-speed Internet access, office supplies and workstations equipped with both a PC and Mac, round out the offerings at the Club Lounge.
A wonderful place to toast, unwind or gather with friends and family is the new CBC Lounge. Complementing the existing Chicago Burger Company restaurant, this new, outdoor lounge is one of the few riverfront venues in the city. This unique waterfront location offers an extensive cocktail menu, light snacks and an incredible view of the Chicago River (open seasonally).
Additional phases of the $25 million project included public spaces, most noteworthy being the residential-minded lobby that offers many cozy seating options as well as tables and plug-ins for those who enjoy working in the heart of it all. Also in the midst of the action is ChiBar, where guests can enjoy their favorite libation, catch sporting events on the big TV screens and all while enjoying the panoramic views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and city skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. A new health club offers the latest equipment and weights and is adjacent to the hotel’s indoor, heated pool, overlooking the Chicago River and skyline. The fitness center is open 24 hours and complimentary to guests.
An important part of the renovation was the implementation of many energy conservation initiatives to help protect and preserve the environment. The seven-figure investment encompassed lighting, recycling and a number of other systems and modifications to make sure the hotel is doing its best with environmentally-friendly practices. Retrofit Chicago honored the hotel team with the “Most Valuable Engineer” distinction for all that has been done in the way of energy conservation.
For more information and photos of the new Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers please visit www.sheratonchicago.com.