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New Hyatt House Extended-Stay Hotel Opens in Chicago’s West Loop
200-Room Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market Becomes First Hyatt House Property Inside City Limits

CHICAGO (June 13, 2019) — Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market – the area’s newest hotel where visitors can stay and play – opens today. Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market is located between the City’s West Loop, one of Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhoods, and Fulton Market, a hub for corporate campuses including Google’s Midwest hub and McDonald’s new global headquarters.

Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market, the first Hyatt House hotel to open inside Chicago’s city limits, rises 14 stories and includes 200 rooms, 67 of which are suites, plus a wide array of amenities and conveniences targeted primarily to business travelers. The hotel is not just a place to fall into bed after a long day of meetings, but an actual home away from home that offers guests the opportunity to experience Chicago’s unique culture through world-class dining, nightlife, shopping, and more.

“Chicago continues to experience record-breaking tourism, and we are confident Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market will bring a new and dynamic guest experience to the marketplace, and is a great example of our continued focus on growing premium hotels that will attract business and leisure travelers alike,” said Ripton Melhado, Vice President of Operational Strategy, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, Americas. “I want to offer my congratulations and thanks to the teams at Wheelock Street Capital, McKibbon Hospitality, Sterling Bay, Eckenhoff Saunders, and Skender, who collaborated with us in order to bring this development to fruition.”

Guests have the option to book rooms and suites that include a full kitchen with ingredients available in the 24-Hour Market downstairs. If cooking is not part of the plan, the hotel is steps away from Randolph Street, Chicago’s renowned “Restaurant Row,” with its bounty of chic eateries, bars, coffee shops, intimate venues and locally owned shops. The hotel is less than three miles away from the Loop’s theaters, museums, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile. Google’s Chicago headquarters is an eight-minute walk. The city’s Union Park is a few short blocks away.

The Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market showcases an abundance of features, including the top-floor indoor pool and Sky Deck offering unparalleled views of the downtown Chicago skyline. The H BAR, the hotel’s lobby bar, beckons guests to unwind after a day of work, play or sightseeing. They can sip a craft cocktail, wine or beer, and enjoy some conversation at the H Bar. Come morning they can get the day underway with a hearty complimentary breakfast. They can grab snacks and drinks 24/7 at the H Market and get a workout in at the 24-hour fitness center.

Should the need to host a business gathering arise, Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market provides an ample amount of flexible meeting space. And, in keeping with a nationwide trend, the hotel accommodates pets.

Three Chicago powerhouses were involved in the hotel project: developer Sterling Bay, architects Eckenhoff Saunders, and top construction firm Skender, whose headquarters are just blocks away from the hotel. With the opening Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market, Sterling Bay continues to make a significant impact on the transformation of the greater West Loop neighborhood.

“Sterling Bay is proud to have teamed up with Hyatt on bringing its first Hyatt House property to the City of Chicago,” says Andy Gloor, Managing Principal. “The West Loop-Fulton Market area has become a world-class business destination attracting thousands of corporate travelers each year, and we’re confident Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market will set the City’s new gold standard for high-end extended stay accommodations.”

Major real estate investment firm Wheelock Street Capital is the owner. Tampa, Florida-based McKibbon Hospitality is the operator and installed a leadership team in April. 

Hotel fact sheet, renderings and photos available here.

About Hyatt House

The Hyatt House brand launched in 2012 and offers more than 90 locations throughout the United States, China, Germany, Mexico, Turkey, and Puerto Rico. Inspired by extensive research into guest experiences, Hyatt House hotels offer services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that reminds guests of home. For more information, please visit hyatthouse.com. Join the conversation on Facebook, and tag photos with #HyattHouse and #WhySettle.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 premier brands. As of March 31, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 850 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Joie de Vivre®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

About Sterling Bay

Sterling Bay is a leading investment and development company with expertise spanning all aspects of real estate ownership. Known for creating world-class urban campuses for companies such as Google, McDonald’s, Glassdoor, Dyson and Tyson Foods, Sterling Bay is consistently recognized for award-winning projects that transform space, enhance communities and strengthen a company’s culture and brand. Sterling Bay’s team of more than 200 professionals is responsible for a portfolio exceeding $3 billion, and a development pipeline in excess of $8.7 billion. For more information, visit www.sterlingbay.com.

About Wheelock Street Capital

Wheelock Street Capital was formed in 2008 by Rick Kleeman and Jonathan Paul, two veteran real estate private equity investors, each with over 25 years of broad real estate transaction experience across all major asset classes. Wheelock has since raised over $2.5 billion in capital commitments and is currently investing its fifth fund comprising $725 million of commitments from leading pension funds, endowments and foundations. Wheelock will invest in a broad range of real estate assets throughout the United States. The fund may invest directly or with high quality joint venture partners through a variety of capital structures and transaction types, including acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations.

About McKibbon Hospitality

Headquartered in Tampa, FL, McKibbon Hospitality creates memorable hospitality experiences that inspire brand and property loyalty. It’s how we’ve grown into one of the largest (and most awarded) hotel development and management companies in the country. We build and operate hotels for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and other iconic hospitality brands. We guide every facet of hospitality development and management, from site selection, design and construction management to hotel openings, operations and renovations. Our legacy is built on a foundation of integrity, anchored in how we value our guests, treat our associates and partners, and give back to our communities. Visit McKibbon.com to learn more.

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