Hyatt Place Chicago-South/ University Medical Center
Hyde Park neighborhood’s first new hotel in 50 years puts community at the core
Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center marks Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood’s first new hotel in 50 years. The hotel anchors the renewed Harper Court development and provides a sophisticated option for visitors to the nearby University of Chicago campus and Medical Center, as well as for business travelers and tourists.
The 83,000-square-foot hotel stands as the centerpiece for the LEED for Neighborhood (LEED-ND) Gold certified development whose leaders aimed at inspiring future high-density sustainable neighborhoods in Chicago and across the nation. Intense collaboration and community participation enabled the project to help revive the urban center in the face of a poor economy and lagging real estate market.
- Design sets back lobby and positions it on an angle to pull people into the larger development
- Lightweight zinc shingle and porcelain tile facade respect community’s historic context, usher in a modern image, and enable the hotel to be built above an underground parking structure
- Blade-shaped sign, glass “edge,” and glass canopy announce the Hyatt brand
- Guest rooms display photos of Chicago’s art and architecture