Chicagoans have a strong appetite for deep dish pizza and new hotels. So why not combine the two together? That's what one developer plans to do at 740 North Rush Street in the not too distant future. In February, a developer announced intentions of building not one, but two Hyatt hotels, however the plan would be to have both the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House franchises in the same building. Friedman Properties recently unveiled the plan for the new project, which would keep the old four story brick building at the corner and build a 45 story glass tower adjacent to it.
In total, the development would contain 620 rooms with the Hyatt House on the top levels and the Hyatt Place on the lower levels. However, according to the plan, the Giordano's would be moved to the second level of the tower. According to the Chicago Architecture Blog, rooms are expected to run between $150 and $170 per night, making the new hotel competitive with other nearby boutiques. Still in the very early stages of planning and development, if everything were to move forward as planned, the hotel building will not be completed for at least another couple of years.
· 740 N. Rush St. Developers Preview 620-Room Hotel for River North [DNAinfo]
· Friedman Plans Stacked Hotels on Rush Street [Chi Arch Blog]
A Deep Dish Pizza With 613 Rooms On Top Coming To Rush St? [Curbed Chicago]