Marriott Marquis Chicago

The quality and distinction of this building will support our goal of attracting new convention and trade show business, while also serving as a catalyst to further enhance the economic vitality of the Near South Side.
Jim Reilly, CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Client: 
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
Architect: 
Goettsch Partners, Inc.
McKissack & McKissack
Additional collaborations with McKissack & McKissack:
Moody Nolan, Inc.
Additional collaborations with Moody Nolan, Inc.:
Contract Value: 
$350,000,000
Year Completed: 
2017
Certification: 
LEED Silver (targeted)
Sector: 
Clark, as the lead member of the design-build joint venture, Prairie District3 Partners, delivered the $350 million Marriott Marquis Chicago hotel, the latest addition to Chicago's growing McCormick Square neighborhood.
 
At 1,205 rooms, the Marriott Marquis is Chicago’s sixth largest hotel. Cloaked in a distinctive blue glass curtain wall, the 40-story structure rises above Prairie Avenue. The hotel’s sweeping lobby entrance is marked with modern luxury finishes. In addition to well-appointed guest rooms and 44 luxury suites, hotel patrons can enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, club lounge, and street-level bar and restaurant areas.
 
Marriott Marquis links directly to McCormick Place Convention Center and the adjacent Wintrust Arena via pedestrian bridges. The hotel features 93,000 square feet of meeting space, 43,000 square feet of breakout space, two 25,000 square-foot ballrooms, as well as a signature event space on the 33rd floor offering striking views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.
 
In addition to its work on the hotel tower, Clark renovated and restored the neighboring historic American Book Company building, connecting it to the Marriott and adding meeting spaces and back-of-house areas for the hotel. The team’s scope also included parking areas, renovations to the existing campus’ central utility plant and a public park along S. Prairie Avenue and 21st Street.

The McCormick Place Headquarters Hotel is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.