The historic 1,544-room Hilton Chicago, located on Michigan Ave. across from Grant Park, announced the completion of a $7 million renovation. The newest revamp enhanced the third-floor meeting spaces and Salon C in the Stevens Meeting Center and was the last step in a $150 million restoration initiative.
Recognized as one of the city’s most revered addresses since 1927, Hilton Chicago continues to celebrate its storied past by blending the hotel’s classic architecture with a new contemporary style as it celebrates its 90th anniversary. Conceptualized by Looney & Associates, the newly debuted design was inspired by Chicago's founding motto, Urbs in Horto, which translates to City in a Garden.
The renovation brings a full transformation to the Hilton Chicago’s third floor, home to seven separate meeting rooms ideal for small meetings to medium-sized conferences accommodating up to 850 guests. Designed with a cool color palette, the interior decor is inspired by Lake Michigan incorporating shades of purple and blue in geometric patterns. Grand Waldorf chandeliers and modern pendants adorn the renovated spaces, adding depth and sophistication with a balance of style throughout the third floor.
Spanning over 28,000 square feet, Salon C is one of four meeting rooms in the 119,000-square-foot Stevens Meeting Center. Conceptualized to be utilized as one large room or six separate spaces, the area has been fully revitalized with a warm red and gold palette. The meeting room also incorporates a bold floral carpet, white armchairs, suspended ceilings, graphic column screen accents and soundproof walls.
The Hilton Chicago completed a renovation of its 10,080-square-foot Continental Ballroom, bringing contemporary touches with cool blue and grey hues complemented with lighting that provides a balance of illumination. With a capacity of up to 1,350 guests, the reception area can double as registration.
Other notable renovations totaling to $150 million include 600 accommodations featuring two beds and two bathrooms, thirteen specialty suites that each have an individual aesthetic and design, and a $1.8 million restoration of the 5,000-square-foot Conrad Hilton Suite, the largest suite in the Midwest.
Additionally, the Hilton Chicago features a newly revamped, fully furnished sun deck, located adjacent to the pool, complete with outdoor daybeds, lounge chairs and views of the cityscape.
In celebration of the renovation and its 90th anniversary this year, the landmark property is featuring special $90 rates over various dates and a new small meetings package for groups of 90 or less.