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This month, the Hyatt
Regency McCormick Place
will commence phase two of its three-phase renovation and expansion, it announced last week.
Located next to Chicago's McCormick Place convention center
, the Hyatt Regency currently has 800 guest rooms and 43,000 square feet of function space. Started last year, phase one of its nearly $110 million renovation includes a new 460-room tower that's scheduled for completion in mid-2013. It also included a complete renovation of the hotel's coffee shop and a redesign of one of its meeting spaces, the 4,000-square-foot Prairie Room, both of which already are complete.
Phase two will encompass a complete renovation of the hotel's existing guest room tower — all 800 rooms in which will be updated — as well as its onsite restaurant, Shor, which will receive a seating and buffet expansion, as well as a second private dining room.
The renovation's third and final phase will begin early next year, according to the hotel, and will focus on the property's lobby, remodeling of the 25,000-square-foot Hyatt Conference Center
, and the addition of three new boardrooms and a new business center.
"Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will play an even larger role in both attracting and hosting Chicago's top meetings and conventions, offering the convention planner even more guest room availability directly connected to the nation's largest convention center," said General Manager Paul Daly.