1-Aug-20 The legendary Cook County Hospital, vacant for more than a decade, has re-opened as a hotel. A 103-room Hyatt Place and 107-suite Hyatt House opened on July 28 in the gutted and renovated building west of the Loop in the Illinois Medical District.
This special project has been a long time in the making, said hotel general manager Nilesh Pandey, and we look forward to everyone seeing how we maintained the beautiful history within the building, while also creating a welcoming and warm space for families visiting loved ones in the medical district, as well as travelers coming from near and far.
The hotel is part of a 13-acre, $1 billion project called Harrison Square that will include residential, retail, and office space.
Cook County Hospital opened in 1857 and was an army hospital during the Civil War. In 2001, it was renamed for John H. Stroger, Jr., former president of Cook County Board of Commissioners. A new Stroger Hospital opened in 2002 next to the old hospital building.