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Curio Collection’s 100th property opens on Chicago’s Navy Pier

Sable at Navy Pier, which marks the 100th property milestone for Curio Collection by Hilton, has opened in Chicago. Developed and operated by Maverick Hotels & Restaurants, with an ownership group led by Acron AG, it is the first hotel to break ground on one of...

Design Conversations: Jackie Koo Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Navy Pier’s First Hotel

As Navy Pier, the iconic Chicago landmark gets revamped with a hotel of its own, Newcity sits down with Jackie Koo, founding principal of architecture, interior design and urban planning firm, KOO, for a glimpse at the design process. “Creating a design that could be...

KOO-designed SURGE esports arena gets the go-ahead for Chicago’s South Side

Chicago’s City Council has greenlit a $30 million proposed esports and virtual reality arena for a site along South Wabash Avenue that’s just a stone’s throw from McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, in the South Side neighborhood of...

What’s That Building? The Altgeld Family Resource Center

A new vibrant and environmentally positive building represents the type of sustainability that some Altgeld Gardens residents like Hazel Johnson fought for. Credit: WBEZCHICAGO
KOO Completes Design of Sable at Navy Pier

KOO Completes Design of Sable at Navy Pier

The latest Curio Collection hotel embraces local history and the appeal of its waterfront location Hilton has expanded its Curio Collection with the opening of Sable at Navy Pier in Chicago. Locally based architecture and design firm KOO spearheaded design for the...

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Sable Hotel opens on Navy Pier

Sable Hotel opens on Navy Pier

On a beautiful July day back in 2018, anticipation was high as the crowd sipped champagne, listened to speeches and applauded the ground breaking on the Sable Hotel--the first hotel on Navy Pier.. Little did any of us know what was lurking in the future. But through...

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Chicago to Receive an E-Sports Arena, and Other News

Chicago to Receive an E-Sports Arena, and Other News

Chicago unveils plans for a funhouse-like e-sports arena on the city’s Near South Side.  In a sign of the perpetually growing popularity of gaming, Chicago has unveiled designs for a $30 million,106,000-square-foot professional e-sports arena called Surge. Designed by...

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Beaux Arts Beauty

Beaux Arts Beauty

Hospitality and healthcare have always been intertwined—now more so than ever—as both industries exist to serve and care for others. The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Chicago Medical/University District opened this summer in the Beaux-Arts classical-style landmark that...

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