theWit Hotel

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Official Name theWit Hotel
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Chicago
Street Address & Map 201 North State Street
Postal Code 60601
Building Function hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2009
Official Website theWit Hotel

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer ECD Company
Design KOO LLC
Structural Engineer
Design Halvorson and Partners
Main Contractor James McHugh Construction Co.

About theWit Hotel

The building is an active participant in its neighborhood with its signature chartreuse “lightning bolt,” a contemporary expression of differentiation addressing the corner condition of the site. Located at the northern gateway of the newly revitalized State Street Theater and retail corridor, and steps away from Millennium Park, the zigzagging glass was designed as a “marquee” for the building, contributing to the theatricality of the district. The project has transformed a diminutive 883 sq m (9,500 sq ft) parcel of land in a key downtown corridor, which had languished over the past 30 years, into a vibrant building that includes 298 hotel rooms; a 40 seat state-of-the-art multimedia digital theater; three restaurants; a full-service spa; and banquet and meeting space.

In an effort to set a new standard in the hospitality technology arena, theWit employs groundbreaking technology for in-room guest entertainment and guest communication, providing greater efficiency and responsiveness, incorporating interactive lobby & meeting room displays, Networked IP mini bars, and Networked IP HVAC controls.

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