Riu raises the roof at upcoming Chicago site

Spanish-headquartered Riu Hotels & Resorts has revealed further details of its forthcoming Chicago, USA property.

Riu Plaza Chicago will offer city views from a skybar on its 26th floor which will also include a glass balcony that hangs 88 metres above the ground.

In progress

Construction work is underway on the 28-floor building that will house the future hotel, with several floors already standing above ground.

The 390-room site is set to open its doors in Q1 2024 with a four-star rating.

Chicago style

The building has been designed according to the Chicago School architectural style developed in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The hotel will cater for both business and leisure travellers, offering a broad range of services in line with the rest of Riu Plaza’s portfolio.

Coming to America

Riu Plaza Chicago will join the brand’s existing portfolio in the country, where it already has Riu Plaza hotels in Miami, San Francisco and New York.

Elsewhere in North America, the chain also has in the offing the 353-key Riu Plaza Toronto, scheduled for delivery in Q2 this year in Canada, as well as Riu Aquarelle Trelawny, bringing 150 rooms to Falmouth, Jamaica, in Q4 2023.