Structural work is now sprouting above ground level for 150 E Ontario Street in Streeterville, set to give rise to a new 28-story hotel. Planned by The Prime Group, the 345-foot structure will house the RIU Hotels and Resorts chain, featuring 388 guestrooms. A cafe will also be located at the southeast corner of the building’s street level.
Lucien LaGrange Studio has created a structure in the classic style that stands out from other recent projects due to its white masonry material selection. This material palette is composed of painted architectural concrete and aluminum-framed windows, rather than the more typical brick or glass curtain wall facades.
With several public transit options within a stones-throw of the property, parking is no longer an issue. Located one block away are bus services for Routes 2, 3, and 10. The CTA Red Line is even closer only eight minutes southwest to Grand station.
W.E. O’Neil Construction Company is serving as the general contractor on the project, with an expected completion date of 2024.
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ho-hum. It’s not great classicism and, as said before, the hotel sign mars the front facade.
Imagine if the Waldorf, or the Plaza, or even the Palmer House stuck a red plastic sign on their building?!
Hence why they’re called RIU Hotels.