If you left your car in the parking lot at 110 West Huron 14 months ago, don’t bother looking for it. There’s a hotel there now. The mouthful Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North was completed early this year at 110, moving another downtown Chicago surface parking lot into the trash bin of our minds.
The owner and lead developer of this project was Akara Partners, with Norr Architects doing the design. But it was construction services/development firm Mortenson up in Minneapolis that sent over the photographs you see here.
It’s been half a decade that we’ve been reporting on this development. In its early days, it was merely 100 West Huron, not 110. It’s new address being 10% better. As we reported back in 2016: “100 West Huron started as an Akara Partners condominium project in the heady days of 2014, way back when people were still dumping buckets of ice on one another and politicians believed that terrorists would bow to the power of hashtags. For whatever reason, the 14-story/28-residence version of the building across the street from Hotel Felix didn’t stroke the cat, and two years later it was reborn with four more floors and a new purpose: lodging.”
The new hotel at 110 cost $67 million, and was pulled off in 14 months. It’s 17 stories tall with 206 rooms up top, and 5,100 square feet of retail space at the base. It’s one of just a few high-rise Home2 Suites in the nation. Most of the others are only a couple of stories tall because they’re in suburban settings.