The Marriott Marquis Chicago has opened adjacent to the McCormick
Place convention center and the new 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena.
With 1,204 guestrooms, the hotel is Chicago's largest to
open this year. The modern glass exterior is presented as a contrast to the
105-year-old American Book Co. next door.
The hotel's public spaces feature Chicago artists' work inspired by city
sights. Artwork includes a video-enabled QR code, so guests can conduct their
own tour of the pieces using their smartphones. The hotel's design team
collaborated with Chicago-based
AudioTree to produce a video available on the guestroom TVs, featuring details
about the inspiration of each art piece through interviews.
Guestrooms feature a grey-and-white color scheme to complement
the city views outside. The property has 93,000 square feet of meeting space, including
two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms and 29 meeting rooms of various sizes.
The hotel's 33rd floor later this year will debut a
4,000-square-foot events space with 180-degree views of the city and Lake
The hotel is Chicago's sixth largest in terms of guestrooms, behind the Hyatt
Regency Chicago, Palmer House, Hilton Chicago, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
and Sheraton Grand Chicago.