Chicago will be getting a St. Regis, thanks to an existing project being rebranded.
Vista Tower becomes St. Regis Chicago
Magellan Development Group LLC has entered into an agreement with St. Regis and The Alinea Group over the Vista Tower project, which will now be rebranded as the St. Regis Chicago.
For some context, construction on Vista Tower started in 2016. The development consists of three interconnected buildings. This will be the third tallest structure in Chicago when complete, at 101 floors. The first 11 floors will consist of a hotel, while floors 13 through 93 will consist of 393 residences, ranging in price from $1 million to $18.5 million.
Initially the hotel was supposed to be known as the Wanda Vista Hotel (this would have been Wanda’s first hotel in the US), but now the entire project has been rebranded as the St. Regis Chicago. This includes the residences, which will be branded as the Residences at the St. Regis Chicago.
The residences will start to be available as of December 2020, while the hotel is expected to open in the third quarter of 2021.
What we know about the St. Regis Chicago hotel
The St. Regis Chicago will feature 191 guest rooms and several dining options, including a fine dining restaurant with private rooms and an outdoor terrace, and an all-day dining restaurant and lounge. The hotel will also have an indoor pool with outdoor terrace, spa, fitness center, ballroom, and meeting rooms.
While St. Regis hasn’t yet released any renderings of the hotel, below are some renderings from when it was supposed to be a Wanda property (and I imagine not that much will be changed).
The Vista Tower project in Chicago has been rebranded as the St. Regis Chicago, and will feature nearly 200 hotel rooms and 400 residences. It’s great to have another solid points hotel in Chicago, and I look forward to checking it out once it opens.
While the renderings look great, I probably wouldn’t get too excited, because the hotel takes up the first 11 floors of the building.
What do you make of the new St. Regis Chicago?