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Skender wraps up 14-story Hyatt House Hotel, a Fulton Market development by Sterling Bay

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Skender, serving as base building and interior construction manager, has completed construction of Chicago’s first Hyatt House extended-stay hotel, located in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market District. Sterling Bay developed the 14-story, 167,000-square-foot hotel and Skender collaborated with project architect Eckenhoff Saunders Architects.   

Situated at 105 N. May Street, The Hyatt House is the first hotel in the Fulton Market district to cater to extended-stay corporate travelers, and includes amenities ranging from an indoor pool and multiple green roof features to upgraded common areas such as the bar and lounge with city views. The hotel offers a third-floor lobby and first-floor future retail space. The pool, workout center and lounge are situated on the 14th floor, with 200 guest rooms on floors four through 13.

“Sterling Bay is proud to have partnered with Hyatt on bringing its first Hyatt House property to the City of Chicago,” said Andy Gloor, chief executive officer of Sterling Bay. “The West Loop-Fulton Market area has become a world-class business destination attracting thousands of corporate travelers each year, and we’re confident Hyatt House will set the city’s new gold standard for high-end extended stay accommodations.”

Major real estate investment firm Wheelock Street Capital is the owner of the hotel. Tampa, Florida-based McKibbon Hospitality is the operator and installed a leadership team in April.

The hotel’s exterior cladding comprises hand-laid masonry, precast concrete panels, unitized window wall systems, metal panels and intricate storefront system. Building information modeling (BIM) was used to coordinate all site utility, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems around the post tension and reinforced concrete structure. Additionally, in line with their commitment to Lean construction principles, Skender included Target Value Design in their pre-construction services to eliminate inefficiencies during the project’s schedule.

Skender’s subcontractor labor force to build the hotel included local community hires from the surrounding West Loop neighborhood, as well as ample participation from minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) and woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) firms.

Skender has performed construction extensively throughout the Fulton Market District. At 1K Fulton, Skender teams have built spaces for Google, the SRAM headquarters and Swift & Sons. Across the neighborhood at 1330 W. Fulton (Fulton West), Skender constructed the firm’s own headquarters and the headquarters for Sterling Bay, as well as spaces for The Climate Corporation and Glassdoor. Nearby at 939 W. Fulton, Skender will soon complete the new headquarters for Vital Proteins, a fast-growing private retailer of health supplement products.