Hilton Worldwide Revitalizes a Piece of Chicago History with New Hampton Inn by Hilton

Following a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation, the Historic Chicago Motor Club Building Comes Back to Life, Featuring One of the Few Remaining Art Deco Lobbies in the City

May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave, its newest property to join Hampton by Hilton, the global brand of more than 2,000 mid-priced Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels. The new hotel is owned by Integrated Motor Club LLC, an affiliate of Murphy Asset Management (MAM), and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.

Formally the iconic Art Deco Chicago Motor Club building, the LEED Certified Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave is located at 68 East Wacker Place, one block south of the Chicago River. The 143-room hotel is close to popular area attractions including the Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan’s beaches, Millennium Park, Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier.

“It is exciting to bring our award-winning Hamptonality to this historic building, further diversifying the Hampton by Hilton family of over 2,000 properties,” said Phil Cordell, global head for focused service and Hampton by Hilton brand management for Hilton Worldwide. "This freshly renovated Art Deco property is a seamless marriage between Hampton by Hilton’s signature modernity and Chicago’s past.”

Paying homage to the landmark’s contribution to the United States’ car culture, a significant amount of the renovation budget has been dedicated to preserving the 33-foot high lobby featuring a 29-foot mural of popular road destinations, designed by John Warner Norton. As one of the few remaining Art Deco lobbies in Chicago, the space includes two balconies on the mezzanine level overlooking the lobby, one of which has a 1928 Ford Model A on display as a tribute to the history of the building. Jack’s Place, a 67-seat cocktail bar, is located on the first floor, making the hotel one of only a few Hampton Inn by Hilton hotels nationally to have a lobby bar.

"Returning the historic Chicago Motor Club Building to its original, exquisite form was extremely important to us,” said John T. Murphy, president of Murphy Asset Management. “The hotel is in a fantastic location and the historic significance and beauty of the building will add to the guest experience. It's unique only to this location."

Standing 17-stories high, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave offers amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a 624 square foot meeting space that can accommodate up to 74 people and a fitness center featuring state-of-the-art cardio equipment. Guests can relax in Jack’s Place bar located on the lobby level, and delight in the signature cocktail, “Giggle Water.” The hotel also provides free On the House hot breakfast as well as Hampton’s On the Run™ Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday.

The new hotel features the Perfect Mix Lobby, designed as an extension of the guestroom with a variety of seating and lighting options for both leisure and business travelers. Additionally, the hotel features a 24-hour Suite Shop, a food and beverage shop filled with snacks and toiletries for purchase. Guestrooms are equipped with the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, 42” LCD TV, iron with ironing board and coffeemaker.

Hampton by Hilton team members proudly exhibit a unique culture described as Hamptonality. This term describes each hotel’s approach to friendly customer service and anticipation of guests’ needs and providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area attractions, historical facts and fun things to do around town. Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and artwork, highlighting each property’s connection and support to its own community.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave or call +1 312 419 9015.

Read more about Hampton by Hilton at www.hampton.com and www.news.hampton.com.

About Hampton by Hilton

An award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with more than 2,020 properties totaling more than 200,000 rooms in 16 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hampton’s On the House® hot breakfast, multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality which is backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Ranked No. 1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 Franchise 500® list for the fourth time in the past five years, Hampton by Hilton is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. With Hilton’s award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or http://news.hampton.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,350 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 720,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

About Murphy Asset Management LLC

Murphy Asset Management, LLC focuses on generating development opportunities in the multifamily, hospitality and office sectors across the country. Through sound investment strategies and extensive due diligence, the dynamic development team at Murphy Asset Management with support from the MB Real Estate platform assists with identifying, evaluating and executing the projects by combining sound financial modeling, economic analysis and entrepreneurial creativity. Murphy Asset Management and the MB Real Estate team have supported numerous developments owned by affiliates of Murphy Asset Management, including: Lincoln Park 2550, Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago and the Oriental Theater redevelopment.

SOURCE Hilton Worldwide


Ryan McKenzie
General Manager
Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave
+1 312 419 9015

Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518



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