Chicago’s first citizenM hotel is set to rise as part of Sterling Bay’s mixed-use development at 300 North Michigan Avenue, located between the Riverwalk and Millenium Park.
The 47-story, 523-foot tower will include 289 residential units, 280 hotel rooms, and 25,000 sf of retail space. The ground floor retail will open directly to the street with the hotel and a terrace above. A subterranean, 22-parking-spot garage will also be included.
The 280 hotel rooms will feature XL king-sized beds, an HD TV with a library of on-demand movies and streaming options via free WiFi, a rain shower, and customizable room ambiance – the blinds, TV, and lights are all enabled to change colors – controlled by an iPad.
The interior’s, designed by Amsterdam-based design firm Concrete, will be inspired by the local community and feature a mix of contemporary art, photography, and objects by local artists. Chicago’s bKL will serve as the lead architect. Once completed, a subsidiary of citizenM will acquire the hotel.
The citizenM Chicago project will join other citizenM projects currently under development in the U.S. in Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Locations in Boston and New York have recently opened.