The historic, revival-style building once known as the headquarters of the iconic Chicago and North Western Railway is soon to become the dual-branded Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop (Canopy Chicago) and Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop (HGI Central Loop), expected to open in late summer. The hotel is being developed by Chicago-based Phoenix Development Partners and operated by Aimbridge Hospitality.
The 117-year-old building will feature 350 guestrooms and suites between both properties, along with a food and beverage outlet for each—Depot 226 and Garden Central, respectively—both featuring locally-inspired dishes and craft cocktails. The property will also feature an on-site fitness center, two unique event spaces, and outdoor terrace space shared between both.
Appointed Landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, the property will pay homage to the site’s history through its design, incorporating subtle nuances that reflect and celebrate its past. Guests will be greeted by an impressive grand entrance, while interior designs by Anderson/Miller, Ltd. will highlight the golden age of train travel. Some unique elements of the building will remain, including the original staircase and tile remnants that will be incorporated into the lobby space. Various mixed media works, historical pieces, and architectural fragments will also be featured on property that will celebrate travel, cartography, and Chicago’s rich history.
Rendering: Courtesy of Hilton