Expansions & Renovations

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Undergoing Property-Wide Renovation Slated for April 2018 Completion

CHICAGO, IL. October 25, 2017 — The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (540 N. Michigan Ave.) announced that the hotel’s meeting and event space will undergo a complete renovation to be completed in February 2018.

“The goal of the project was to take Chicago’s best located convention hotel and modernize its meeting and social spaces,” says Director of Marketing Adam P. Korchek. “The space re-design and capital investment will provide an elevated hotel experience while providing versatility to a wide range of corporate, association and social clientele.”

The hotel will be reinventing all seven floors of approximately 90,000 square feet of public, convention and event spaces starting early December, 2017 through early February 2018. The last meeting and event space renovation was completed in 2008. The updates include new carpet, wall finishes, air wall refurbishment, lighting updates, and furniture.

The revamped space will include state of the art event hubs for social and business interactions, Meetings Imagined coordination, and teched-out event areas. Please see renderings of the space here and as well as a video of the Marriott Mag Mile's renovation updates.

Additionally, the renovation of the hotel’s 1,200 spacious and stylish guest rooms and suites will be complete in April, 2018. The guest rooms and suites offer spectacular skyline views equipped with HD flat screen TVs, plush Revive® bedding and accessories, and sleek and spacious bathrooms. See renovation updates here.

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is located directly on Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, only steps away from the city’s main attractions. 1,200 spacious and stylish guest rooms and suites feature spectacular views, HD flat screen TVs and plush Revive® bedding and accessories. The hotel combines luxury and convenience in 68,000 square feet of versatile meeting space to bring distinguished settings for business engagements and corporate events. Enjoy a delectable farm-to-table lunch or dinner at Harvest or grab a bite from Rush Street Pantry, featuring chef-crafted food and snacks to-go. The newly renovated fitness center offers 9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, as well as on-demand fitness classes in the “Fitness Lab.”

Caren Leonard

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