G/BA provided engineering design and construction administration services for this 1,544-room luxury hotel in downtown Chicago. The three-phase project included the full renovation of guest rooms, guest room baths, and related corridors on multiple floors.
Hilton Chicago is a historic property that overlooks Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and the Museum Campus. G/BA recently provided engineering design and construction administration services associated with a full renovation of guest rooms, guest room baths, and related corridors on multiple floors.
The building was constructed in 1927 with 3,000 rooms and was converted to a1,544-room property in the 1980s. This major reconfiguration meant there was no “typical room” in the hotel—a situation that created infrastructure challenges during the most recent renovations.
The initial phases included full renovation of 470 guest rooms and 645 guest room baths on seven floors. The final phase involved full renovation of 605 guest rooms and the corridor on nine floors. ADA-compliant rooms, including those tailored to the needs of hearing-impaired guests, were among the room types created in the project. Engineering design included: