One of Chicago’s ultra-luxury hotels is getting back to business ready to welcome guests following a brief closure and $60 million(!!!) renovation. The Park Hyatt Chicago (800 N. Michigan Avenue), which debuted in 1980 as the first in the Park Hyatt portfolio of properties, is expected to reopen summer 2022 with reservations now available to book for stays July 1, 2022 and beyond. The hotel enlisted nationally acclaimed woman owned and Chicago based design firm Anderson/Miller, Ltd. with modernizing Park Hyatt Chicago’s guestrooms and suites to create an elegant urban retreat with world-class amenities.
There will me more than 20 different room types available amongst the guestrooms, including 36 suites (baller!), the unique design and amenities of each guestroom and suite will tailor to guests’ diverse desires and needs, including the introduction of a Wellness Suite that will be fully equipped with cutting-edge exercise equipment for guests to train in the comfort of their own room. Additional room updates and amenities will include: 65″ flat-screen HDTV: STAYCAST™ / Google Chromecast; Lutron® intuitive controls system, an energy management system that controls temperature; motorized blinds and lighting; integrated media hub, including an iPad for guest service communication and ordering in-room dining; large format Le Labo® bath products; and triple-pane glass windows that will provide a quiet, serene guestroom experience and reduce energy by regulating room temperatures. Woman-led design firm, Sheedy DeLaRosa Interiors, will design the lobby and The Library on the ground floor of the property to complement Park Hyatt Chicago’s newly curated, rotating modern art collection.
“After more than 40 years in the Windy City, Park Hyatt Chicago’s evolution will be a pivotal moment for the brand, bringing new life to the first-ever Park Hyatt property,” said Ms. Rike Erdbrink, general manager, Park Hyatt Chicago in a released statement. “We could not be more excited to welcome guests back to the newly transformed hotel, which will redefine the quintessential sophistication of Park Hyatt Chicago and provide an opulent home-away-from-home experience for locals and worldly travelers.”
The Park Hyatt Chicago’s refresh goes beyond the rooms, suites and lobby, the hotel also made updates to the food and beverage programs and destination spa. With its rich history as the original Park Hyatt branded property, Park Hyatt Chicago exhibits the epitome of luxury with an intimate and refined setting the brand is known for, in addition to the surrounding grandeur of the Magnificent Mile. With deep historical roots and a landmark address, the refreshed Park Hyatt Chicago will act as a residential oasis for discerning global travelers and locals alike, allowing for uniquely authentic yet elevated Chicago experiences.
Executive Chef Terence Zubieta will be at the helm of the reopened and reimagined NoMI Kitchen, modern American cuisine rooted in French techniques, offering three distinct spaces that will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 7 with new menu items. Named after its iconic location on North Michigan Avenue, NoMI immerses guests with unique activations and sweeping views of Chicago’s historic Water Tower and Lake Michigan. The three approaches, found on the 7th floor of the Park Hyatt Chicago, are tied together by Chef Zubieta’s cuisine highlighting locally sourced ingredients with artful flavors, a standout beverage program with craft cocktails and an extensive global wine collection.
Standout dishes new to the menu include:
- The Rillette is a classic dish with a twist featuring duck, pork, and roasted garlic, served with a baguette. The pork is confit with lemongrass, creating a unique flavor profile
- The Snapper fish which sits on a celeriac root purée, topped with dill beurre blanc sauce, pickled cucumber, and baby carrot, highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients.
- The Chirashi Bowl, a traditional style of sushi made with fresh fish flown in from Japan, prepared by NoMI’s expertly trained sushi chefs featuring a combination of salmon, tuna, Hamachi, shrimp tempura, kanpyo, ginger, and sesame.
NoMI Lounge will feature a sprawling bar and an exclusive six-seat sushi experience at its Sushi Counter, indulging guests in a chic, picturesque environment, while NoMI Garden offers an exclusive open-air terrace that provides sanctuary at the center of the bustling city and is the ideal location to kick off rooftop season. Guests will soon enjoy unique live music performances from nationally acclaimed electric violinist, Kat V, every other Thursday evening.
The Park Hyatt Chicago, the OG Park Hyatt branded property’s $60M transformation is like going to see Dr. Miami, Dr Ourian and Dr. Jungmoney all together and we eagerly await the big reveal. You can now book your stay or make and reservations to dine at NoMI.
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