Hyatt Regency Chicago debuts $150M renovation

Hyatt Regency Chicago has completed a $150-million renovation. The transformation included each of its 2,032 guestrooms and suites, along with the Regency and Crystal Ballrooms.

Designed by Ealain Studio, the refreshed spaces draw inspiration from the city itself, taking cues from Chicago’s heritage, expressed through greystone colors that pay homage to the city and art installments that represent 360 years of events in Chicago’s history.

“As we celebrate 50 years in 2024, we’re thrilled to unveil a new chapter in our hotel’s story,” said Hotel Manager Mark Wagner. “As the largest hotel in Chicago, we look forward to offering guests elevated accommodations, alongside fresh meeting and networking spaces.”

The re-energized guestrooms feature an open design, contemporary furniture and plush comforts. Spaces are uncluttered, thoughtfully curated for work and socializing and flexible. The Windy City’s history is represented in art installments throughout and design elements feature graphic patterns of Chicago’s Art Deco, while the color palette pays homage to Chicago’s Greystones.

The Regency and Crystal Ballrooms feature modern finishes and a neutral color palette for a fresh take on gatherings in the heart of downtown Chicago. The meeting and event space renovation includes new architectural lighting, fresh flooring, wallcoverings, bathrooms, furniture and curated artwork in pre-function spaces.

Planned renovations to the Grand Ballroom, in addition to several smaller event spaces, are slated for completion in 2025.