Construction Set to Begin on Yet Another Downtown Hotel

Posted by Leo Clark. on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 10:09am.

South Loop Hotels Downtown Chicago’s hot hospitality segment is showing no signs of cooling as the South Loop’s latest high-rise hotel prepares to kick off construction at the southeast corner of Wabash and 11th Street. Though some early preparation and pile-driving was reported last month, the development received its first permit late last week. Estimated at $15,000,000, the scope of the work allows construction of the tower’s foundation and superstructure up to the seventh floor. With the official city go-ahead in hand, caisson crews can now begin planting the 306-foot tower’s subterranean roots. 

The 30-story project comes from architect Lothan Van Hook DeStefano and Hinsdale-based developer/operator S.B. Yen Management Group and contains a 196-room Homewood Hilton, a separate 85-room extended-stay hotel, 3,500 square feet of retail, and a 57-car garage. Known as both 1101 S. Wabash and 55 E. 11th Street, the site was previously home to an unremarkable two-story parking garage that was demolished in early 2016.

Developers are expecting construction to take around 22 months.

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