Wicker Park mystique inspires hotel featuring seventh-floor lobby and rooftop bar/restaurant with views of downtown Chicago
Alternative transportation options slowed revenues at a gas station in Wicker Park, a popular Chicago neighborhood known for its artistic and cultural history, unique shopping and dining options, and vibrant nightlife. The owner determined to redevelop the site with an eight-story hotel.
After receiving plan commission approval, the owner tasked Legat with modifying the initial architect’s preliminary design to capture the Wicker Park vibe and the Hyatt brand. The resulting 67,800-square-foot facility serves as a community asset and a stylish, yet affordable hotel option located between the Loop and O’Hare International Airport.
When guests step off the elevators at the lobby level, they are greeted with 180-degree views of the seventh-floor lobby and an outdoor restaurant and bar called Kennedy Rooftop (named after the Kennedy Expressway visible from the deck). The angled glass form divides interior from exterior, invites guests to explore the terrace, and showcases uninterrupted views of Chicago’s skyline.
Hyatt Place Chicago/Wicker Park has 99 rooms and onsite parking. Sheedy/DeLaRosa Interiors led interior design of this project.
Finalist, Best Lobby: Focused Service, BDNY Gold Key Awards