Hiltons at McCormick Place
Client: McHugh Construction Company
The hotel also incorporates a historical building within the Motor Row District located immediately south of the hotel site. The South Michigan Avenue facade was restored with new windows and storefront systems, and the structure rehabilitated with a connection to the hotel on the first and fourth floors. The hotel tower rises above the 3-story base and takes on a more modern aesthetic through the use of floor-to-ceiling window wall and composite metal panel systems.
As part of this project, a new pedestrian bridge was constructed over South Indiana Avenue. This bridge connects the third-floor meeting room level of the hotel to the existing McCormick Place West facility. The new bridge is of similar design to the existing pedestrian bridges at McCormick Place.
Ground floor tenant spaces and the hotel rooftop contains restaurants and night life, activating the gateway to the historic Motor Row District.
Located in the Hiltons at McCormick Place Hotel, VU Skyward is a 13,000 square foot concept located 22 stories high on top of the hotel tower. Antunovich Associates closely collaborated with Concentrics Restaurants, the James Beard-nominated group known for nationally acclaimed rooftops. VU Skyward boasts three bars and two patios allowing for unique drinking, eating and lounging. Guest can enjoy an ingredient and locally-driven beverage program, top-notch noshing courtesy of Chef Nolan Narut. This location offers unparalleled views of the lake and Downtown within a modern designed space. Antunovich Associates Procurement Studio worked closely with the owner to curate all the furniture creating specific vignettes to craft the experience.
Photography by Dave Burk
Size: 351,978 SF, 466 Rooms
Services: Architecture, Historic Preservation
Sustainability: Pursuing LEED Certification