New Luxury Hotel Opens In The Loop

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Chicago’s largest luxury hotel and its first in the Loop opened Thursday in an historic building. The new JW Marriott opens after a tough time for the hotel industry.

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The new JW Marriott, a more than 600-room hotel occupies the first 12 floors of the former Continental Bank financial district building at LaSalle and Adams Streets, designed by Daniel Burnham.

Steve Conklin, the hotel’s director of marketing, says it’s opening at a time when hotel bookings and rates are finally starting to pick up after the toughest period for the industry in 50 years.

He says bookings initially were slow as prospective clients waited to see whether it would actually be built.

A guage of the job market: the hotel got more than 10,000 for 400 job openings at the new JW Marriott at 151 West Adams Street.

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  • steven

    Look for it to get foreclosed on

  • John

    Steven,,This IS a word class city,would you rather have a Motel 6 in one of the most powerful financial disticts in the world… Don’t be such a negative MORON !

    • iris

      John, you mean “world class”..

  • steven

    Take a look at all the hotels that foreclosed like the one on Dearborn 1200 north Indigo yes they just bought it 2 years a go 27 Million
    As far as Motel 6 sounds good least it will not belly up .
    Its not getting any better here in Chicago the mayor sold us all out 8 dollars to park for 2 hours who would come here and Stroger made sure you do not buy anything here how in the hell is is a $400.00 a night Hotal going UNLESS YOU WORK FOR THE CITY

  • John

    Keep the new developements going,,prepare for reform now that King Richard is no more..Challenge the p-meter contract based on fraud,investigate and indite all parties involved and keep the ball of reform going…an independant for mayor with A BIG broom……………Don’t give up on this magnificent Pearl on the lake !!!!!

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