Alexander & Associates LTD

Embassy Suites Hotel600 North State Street Chicago, IL

  • Client

    Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
    1413 Candelight Cove
    Flower Mound, TX

  • Description

    Interior renovations to the hotel's Business Center, Fitness Center, Breakfast Area & Grab N' Go Store.

  • Completion Date

    Autumn 2007

Scope of Services

In 2005 the Embassy Suites in downtown Chicago decided to conduct a number of interior renovations including:  a business center, fitness facility, breakfast bar and grab n’ go store.  The hotel chain’s management company hired Alexander & Associates, Ltd. on a project-by-project basis to complete each transformation.  New materials and colors were used to give the existing interior spaces a much richer, more contemporary feel.  In addition, the renovations gave the hotel an opportunity to change the functionality of many spaces and reclaim some under utilized areas.   A nook under an open stairwell became an enclosed business center, while a poorly placed second floor gift shop was moved to the lobby, allowing for an enlargement of the meeting room.  As the hotel’s needs continuously changed, Alexander & Associates, Ltd. was able to adjust the existing hotel spaces to accommodate new functions, while reusing much of the existing materials to reduce cost.  The Embassy Suite’s lobby renovation was completed in 2007.  The hotel most recently hired Alexander & Associates, Ltd. to conduct an evaluation of its existing skylight.