Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop Opens on Landmarked Site of Former Chicago & North Western Railway

USA, Chicago, Illinois. October 19, 2021

The Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop (HGI Central Loop) officially welcomed guests September 23. Developed by Chicago-based Phoenix Development Partners and operated by Aimbridge Hospitality, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop is situated at 245 S. Franklin St., the landmarked site of the former Chicago & North Western Railway. A much-welcomed new development in Chicago, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop features 135 guestrooms and suites, a stylish new meeting space, access to the on-site fitness center and Garden Grille & Bar, a contemporary new restaurant which shines a spotlight on locally-inspired dishes and craft cocktails.

Completing the dual-branded complex, Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop (Canopy Chicago) is slated to open later this Fall and will bring an additional 215 guestrooms and suites, meeting and outdoor patio space as well as a new restaurant to be called Depot 226. Designated Landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, both new hotel properties will come together to pay homage to the site's rich history through its stylish design, incorporating subtle nuances that reflect and celebrate its past. Various mixed media works, historical pieces and architectural fragments will also be featured on property that will celebrate travel, cartography and Chicago's rich history.

"We are honored to begin welcoming guests to enjoy what is truly a one-of-a-kind destination," said Neil DeGuia, General Manager and Chief Complex Enthusiast at Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop and the upcoming Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop. "The passion and energy that have gone into opening this complex in a turbulent time for the hospitality community is nothing short of remarkable, and the entire team looks forward to bringing that same devotion to ensure an unforgettable experience for each and every guest."

A prime destination for locals and travelers alike, the complex is located just steps away from attractions including the Willis Tower Skydeck, major corporate offices, co-working spaces including Convene, social hubs including the Metropolitan Club, fine dining and award-winning entertainment. On property, guests can enjoy the accommodations of an award-winning Hilton brand, including cooked-to-order breakfast and more.

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

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