Chicago’s Hotel Building Boom

Langham Chicago

There’s a lot to love on the Chicago hotel scene. (Case in point: See our coverage of Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC Chicago.) And with 2013’s highly anticipated opening of the Langham, housed in the historic Mies van der Rohe building in River North, it keeps getter better and better. In fact, a recent article in Crain’s Business Chicago highlights the city’s new hotel building boom, with “seven hotels comprising 2,340 rooms under construction downtown, including a 400-room Loews hotel in Streeterville” which will result in a “6.2 percent increase in supply.”

The number of business and leisure travelers to Chicago continues to increase, and so developers are launching building projects downtown, where few are worried about a glut because of the strength of the market. Other notable hotels in the pipeline include the world’s first-ever Virgin Hotel, which will occupy a former office building in the East Loop when it opens in Fall 2013.

Pictured: The Langham Chicago

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