The Gettys Group worked with the Renaissance brand and Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI) to reimagine the first floor, guestrooms, corridors and port cochere of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel as a local destination for Chicagoans. With a cost of $27 Million, this was Phase one of a two-phase project.
With familiarity of the Renaissance brand pillars and the existing hotel design, we were brought on at the outset of this project to conceptualize further business development opportunities. Both our design and consulting groups were involved in providing solutions that created additional flexible meeting space in the Suites and added seven keys to the property. Behind-the-scenes areas were redesigned to optimize workflow for better guest experiences in dining areas and private event spaces. The immediate result has translated into additional revenue streams from the enhanced lobby bar and the future rooftop venue opening in Spring 2016.