2013 was a huge year for Chicago hotels. Guests occupied 6.303 million rooms last year generating $1.18 billion for the hotel industry in the Windy City, smashing all previous records. Rahm feels positive about the prospects for Chicago's tourism industry in the next couple of years and has announced efforts to make the city even more attractive to tourists.
Exciting news right? This year is already shaping up to become a boom for hotel projects in the city feeding Chicago's addiction to shiny new hotel rooms. Big openings for this year include the Virgin Hotel and Soho House. Some have asked, can Chicago sustain all of these projects? Whether another project pops up or or one gets axed, we will keep our dear readers up to date on the latest. With the Godfrey Hotel and Kinzie Hotel opening in the next week, and many more on the way, we will continue following the hotel boom. So Take a peek at our updated map with all new projects and not-yet-open hotels, and if there are any we missed, tip us off.
· Mapping Chicago's Hotel Boom: Openings in 2014 and Beyond [Curbed Chicago]
· Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Hotel Performance for 2013 [City of Chicago]
· Previous Hotel Boom Town [Curbed Chicago]