CHICAGO MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN MAGNIFICENT MILE COMPLETES MEETING AND EVENT SPACE RENOVATION
The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (540 N. Michigan Ave.) announced the completion of its multi-million dollar meeting and event space renovation after undergoing construction in December 2017. The hotel modernized approximately 65,000 square feet of space to offer a stunning option for corporate meetings, events, conventions, weddings and more.
The revamped spaces are inspired by architectural elements found throughout Chicago including integrated pattern-cut metal gabion screens and visible recycled brick that are interconnected with a four-story open escalator in the atrium. Cosmetic modernization includes custom Axminster carpet, wall finishes, air wall refurbishment, lighting, and furniture designed with rustic metal, wood finishes, refined glass and stone accents.
Key renovation upgrades include state-of-the-art digital resources, advanced technology hubs and access to Marriott’s exclusive Meetings Imagined coordination program.
“The goal of the project was to take Chicago’s best located convention hotel and modernize its meeting and social spaces,” says Director of Marketing Adam P. Korchek. “The space re-design and capital investment will provide an elevated hotel experience while providing versatility to a wide range of corporate, association and social clientele.”
The design was inspired by the concept of Chicago as “City in a Garden” by Chicago-based Zimmerman Weintraub Associates, LLC. They drew upon the history of the city as a hub of architecture, city planning, and transportation.
“Our ultimate goal was to create a dynamic space that delights guests with unexpected details and features,” said Tim Freeman, Zimmerman Weintraub Associates, LLC senior designer and hospitality team lead. “By combining structured and organic elements with man-made and natural materials, we feel we have created a perfect balance which truly embodies Chicago as the city in a garden.”
In addition, the renovations of the hotel’s 1,200 spacious and stylish guest rooms and suites have been completed. The guest rooms and suites offer spectacular skyline views equipped with HD flat screen TVs, plush Revive® bedding and accessories, and sleek and spacious bathrooms. See renovation updates here. Later this year, the hotel will begin a complete renovation to the lobby and bar which will be unveiled in early 2019.