General contractor Summit Design + Build, LLC recently completed the new construction of a 4-story, 80,000-square-foot SpringHill Suites hotel at 2353 S. Wentworth Avenue in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. The hotel, which was constructed on top of an existing two-story parking garage and retail center, is only the third hotel in the immediate area.
SpringHill Suites, the 3-star, all-suite hotel brand under parent company Marriott International, brings 148 rooms to the heart of Chinatown, a short distance from the Cermak/Chinatown Red Line station and one mile from McCormick Place. The hotel also boasts traditional amenities of the branded hotel variety including a first floor lobby, reception, gym, breakfast room and meeting room. Custom millwork and finishes are featured throughout the hotel.
To complete the vertical expansion, Summit Design + Build followed a detailed logistics plan to phase construction, eliminate disruptions to ongoing tenant operations and prioritize the public safety. Major construction activities included:
- deep micropile foundations to support the new 4-story structure,
- mobilization of a 500 ton, 400 foot tall crane for setting of the steel structure, and
- the build-out of the hotel.
Summit Design + Build served as construction manager, and T2 Mechanical served as the general contractor. Vari Architects provided design services for the SpringHill Suites project.