Built in 1924, the Allerton was purchased by a large hotel chain in 1997. ESA worked with the City of Chicago to get the hotel declared a Chicago landmark and qualify for a class “L” tax incentive, greatly expanding the renovation’s scope. The three-story limestone base along Michigan Avenue and Huron Street was completely restored, along with the arches at the Huron entry and the two-story, triple-arched windows on the towers on the 23rd floor.
Other improvements include a new glass canopy, new lobby space in an open light court, renovation of 426 guestrooms, new elevators, a new restaurant and bar, banquet facilities, and a new central cooling system.
R E C O G N I T I O N
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, Avenue Enhacement Award Illinois/Indiana Masonry Association, Silver Award (Best of Contemporary Rehabilitation)