Per this morning's press release, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is kicking off construction of its second tower, a $110M 460-room expansion that brings Hyatt's room total to 1,260. The first of three phases of construction and renovation, the tower expects to open mid-2013. The other phases are slightly more modest, involving a cafe expansion (whoop-dee-do), a renovation of the 800-room building, and a makeover of the 25,000 sf in-house conference center. As far as we can tell, these renderings from TVSDesign are still in play. The new building will mirror the old, and relates to the roof of McCormick Place's West expansion. CHM Properties, the developer involved in the initial Hyatt Regency a decade ago, is has evidently been re-enlisted for the expansion by owner Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.
·Second Tower Coming to McCormick Place Hyatt Regency [Curbed Chicago]