McCormick Place Headquarters Hotel

The quality and distinction of this building will support our goal of attracting new convention and trade show business, while also serving as a catalyst to further enhance the economic vitality of the Near South Side.
Jim Reilly, CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Chicago, Illinois
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Goettsch Partners, Inc.
McKissack & McKissack
Additional collaborations with McKissack & McKissack:
Moody Nolan, Inc.
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LEED Silver (targeted)
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority has awarded Clark, as the lead of the Prairie District3 Partners, a $350 million design-build contract for the McCormick Place Headquarters Hotel. The design-build team includes lead designer Goettsch Partners, with whom Clark recently completed the Hyatt Hotel Expansion. The hotel, the latest addition to the McCormick Place campus in Chicago, will be operated as a Marriott Marquis.

Clark will construct a 40-story tower, which will include over 1,200 guest rooms including 60 specialty suites. The hotel will feature many amenities including below grade parking, retail space, banquet and meeting rooms, ballrooms, a fitness center, and a large restaurant and bar on the ground level. The team also will renovate the historic American Book Company Building (ABC Building) and connect it to the hotel. The ABC Building will include additional meeting room spaces and back-of-house areas for the hotel.

The scope of work also includes constructing multiple pedestrian bridges to connect the many elements of the McCormick campus including the planned 10,000 seat event center, to create a walkable urban experience.

The project team will provide design-build services to renovate the existing campus’ central utility plant and construct a public park across from the hotel.

The McCormick Place Headquarters Hotel is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.

During the construction period for these projects it is expected that more than 7,400 temporary jobs will be created. Upon completion, MPEA projects that an additional $250 million per year will be spent in the area, which should support more than 2,500 jobs.

Substantial completion is slated for August 2017.