Primera’s Sable at Navy Pier hotel project officially opened its doors to the public on Thursday, March 18. The opening marks the 100th property milestone for Curio Collection by Hilton. It is the first hotel to break ground and make waves on one of the city’s most iconic and historic landmarks, Navy Pier, offering sweeping, unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, truly unlike any other.
Primera provided fundamental commissioning services for the new design-build, seven-story, 250,000-square-foot hotel. Services that were commissioned include the mechanical systems, domestic hot water system, and lighting controls systems. The hotel was designed by Chicago-based architecture, interior design, and urban planning firm KOO. The lakeside oasis was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
“It was a pleasure to work on another iconic project at Navy Pier, and do so with our friends at KOO,” explains Primera’s Senior Vice President and Buildings Division Manager Ken Panucci, PE. “While it’s exciting to see it open, we can’t wait to see it at full operation once things start moving back to a new normal,” he continues.
With an innovative and historically sensitive design by KOO, the hotel features 223 guest rooms and suites beautifully-appointed with a nautical theme that incorporates the naval history of the city’s pier. Each room boasts floor to ceiling windows with unparalleled lake and skyline views, along with corner room upgrades, serenity beds, and spacious living room areas. The new building also boasts more than 4,300 square feet of meeting and event space.
“We have long envisioned a hotel transforming this iconic cultural destination into a place where overnight guests can experience the most spectacular views of our lakefront and city. We are so thrilled that it has come to fruition,” said Marilynn Gardner, president and CEO, Navy Pier. “The opening of this one-of-a-kind destination hotel and accompanying restaurant comes at a time when our city is ready to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and guests from the region look to resume travel. Sable at Navy Pier will serve as the perfect respite and complementary addition to the many other treasured experiences at the Pier year round.”
Book your stay or learn more at www.sablehotel.com.
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