by Joseph Sanchez
The Encarta Dictionary of North America defines the word “feat” as a remarkable act or achievement involving skill and determination. When describing the plumbing renovations conducted in the east and west towers of Hyatt Regency Chicago, a feat is the only word that best describes this project.
Hyatt Regency Chicago is the largest hotel in Chicago and the largest Hyatt in the world. It is situated just off the world famous Magnificent Mile and within walking distance of the city’s most exciting shopping, dining and nightlife. Amenities include 228,000 square feet of flexible functional meeting space that includes four ballrooms, 63 meeting rooms and a 70,000 square foot exhibit floor.
The hotel recently underwent a massive $90 million renovation that focused on both the west and east towers. Renovations included redesigning the water supply system, re-piping 40 levels of each building and modernizing 2,019 rooms, while reducing consumption demands on water and electricity. The significance of the work lies with the speed in which it was accomplished. Both tower renovations began in a fourth quarter and were completed by the end of the following first quarter. Again, feats only accomplished by skill and determination.1 2 3 4 5 next >>