Primera is excited to announce the September opening of our 1,205-key Marriott Marquis Chicago project, the largest hotel to open in Chicago this year, and the largest Marriott to open in North America in 2017. Primera was a proud member of the design/build project delivery team that brought this project to fruition.
Primera joined the team, which included architect Goettsch Partners and general contractor Clark Construction, early in the design phase to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/FP) services in order to develop bridging documents for a cost-effective, 40-story architectural scheme. Primera continued to work on the project in an advisory role for Clark Construction, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), and Goettsch Partners by attending OAC meetings, performing peer reviews of contractors’ design drawings, code consulting, and reviewing shop drawings.
In addition to the MEP/FP design services, Primera also provided Energy Modeling and LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning Services. As Commissioning Authority, Primera utilized CxAlloy (cloud-based commissioning software) to manage design and equipment reviews, prefunctional checklists verification, functional performance test execution and issue resolution.
The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification through New Construction v3.0 rating system.
About the Hotel
The Marriot Marquis brings 1,205 guest rooms, including 44 suites, to the growing entertainment and convention district of McCormick Square. The property is directly connected to the country’s largest convention center, McCormick Place, and is adjacent to the new 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena, also a Primera project.
In addition to guest rooms, the Marriot Marquis boasts 93,000-square-feet of high-tech meeting and event space, including two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms and 43,000-square-feet of breakout meeting rooms. The hotel and meeting spaces provide a nearly infinite combination of flexible event space options. Located near the lakefront and two blocks from the Green Line ‘L’ stop, guests can experience Chicago’s many attractions; such as Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and Soldier Field. The hotel features the signature Marriott Great Room lobby with a Grab ‘n Go marketplace, 24-hour fitness center and business center. Views from the hotel’s rooms will remind guests why Chicago is a city like no other.
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