Progress continues at a steady pace at the 150 E Ontario Street hotel project in Streeterville, as construction is currently wrapping up on the third level and now moving on to the fourth. The 28-story, 345-foot-tall structure is set to become the latest addition to the RIU Hotels and Resorts chain, which is set to host 388 guest rooms and be anchored by a large lobby and a cafe at the southeast corner. The Prime Group is spearheading the project as developer.
Designed by Lucien LaGrange Studio, 150 E Ontario Street’s white masonry facade design differentiates itself both from the surrounding Streeterville high rises and much of the city’s current construction. Other architectural features will include various terraced setbacks, a dual-tower crown with prominent cornices, and columns throughout.
The location provides close access to a variety of public transportation options within a short walking distance. Bus services for Routes 2, 3, and 10 are conveniently available a block away, while the CTA Red Line is an eight-minute walk southwest at Grand station.
W.E. O’Neil Construction Company, serving as the project’s general contractor, will bring the hotel online by early next year.