Construction has passed the halfway mark for a new six-story Hampton Inn & Suites hotel at 710 S Seeley Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. The 135-key hotel is being developed by East Lake Management & Development as part of a larger scheme known as Gateway. The plans reside on the trapezoidal block bound by Harrison, Damen, Ogden, and Hoyne. A new inner driveway has been created under Seeley Avenue, hence the address name.
The first completed stage consists of two single-story retail buildings. The current construction also includes a nearly complete apartment building known as Cadence. Future stages include office buildings to the north end of the site.
Piekarz Associates designed the hotel with quadri-colored ACM paneling, red signage, and a motor court beneath a port au cochere.
The nearest bus service is Route 50, which is a one-minute walk northeast of Damen & Ogden. Other nearby buses include Routes 7, 12, 126, and 157. The closest CTA L trains are at Illinois Medical station, which is a seven-minute walk northeast. Pink Line service is available at Polk station via a nine-minute walk east.
This $18.8 million project, of which Burling Builders is the general contractor, is expected to complete by next year.