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Mortenson recently completed this Chicago real estate development project, a new 17-story, 206-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North. Mortenson teamed with lead developer and owner Akara Partners on the extended stay hotel, one of the few Home2 Suites by Hilton’s urban high-rise hotels, while also serving as the design-builder with Norr Architects.

Mortenson built the flagship hotel at 110 West Huron Street in just 14 months on the site of a former parking lot. Unlike the smaller, 3-story Homes2 Suites by Hilton suburban locations, the 120,000 square-foot River North building features a modern glass enclosure system and a jump lobby configuration to maximize space for 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail.

Key project tools:

  • Virtual Reality: The use of VR along with a full-scale model room provided a streamlined final layout and décor decision.
  • Lean construction: 5S, Pull Planning and Last Planner System
  • Green features: sorting, recycling and tracking nearly 90% of construction waste, a green roof using sustainable materials and exceeded City of Chicago's requirement of Green Globe certification

Renderings courtesy of Norr Architects

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