Marriott has signed an agreement with Magellan Development Group to debut its luxury St Regis brand in Chicago.

The hotel will be located within the Jeanne Gang-designed 101-storey Vista Tower – a skyscraper which is set to open in the city’s downtown Lakeshore East neighbourhood.

The project was formerly under construction as the luxury Wanda Vista Hotel and Vista Tower but will now be rebranded as the St. Regis Chicago and The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago.

The St. Regis Chicago will span the skyscraper’s three conjoined towers, and will feature 191 hotel rooms (including 33 suites) and 393 branded residences.

Once completed, the skyscraper will be the city’s third tallest building, with the property offering views of the Chicago River to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Millennial and Grant Parks to the south, and the Loop skyline to the west.

The hotel has partnered with the Michelin-star rated Alinea Group to provide several dining venues, which will include an all-day restaurant overlooking the Chicago River, a sky bar with an outdoor terrace, and a fine dining restaurant with private rooms and outdoor terrace.

Further facilities will include over 700 sqm of meetings and events space, including a 465 sqm ballroom, a fitness centre, spa, swimming pool and outdoor pool terrace.

The Residences at the St. Regis Chicago will occupy the 47th floor and will welcome residents next month, with amenities including a dedicated residence entrance, sky terrace with outdoor pool, private resident lounge and dining room, fitness centre, wine tasting room, theatre, golf simulator, children’s play area and exhibition kitchen.

Guests will have to wait until July 2021 for the hotel opening.

Commenting on the news, Timothy Grisius, global real estate officer at Marriott, said:

“The St. Regis Chicago will mark the start of an exciting new era by bringing an unsurpassed luxury lifestyle to one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, Lakeshore East.”

David Carlins, CEO of Magellan Development Group, added:

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Marriott International on this iconic project. The St. Regis brand offers the best in class luxury services and amenities and we are confident it will deliver an exquisite experience for Chicago’s residents and visitors.”

Marriott currently operates 45 luxury hotels and resorts under the St Regis brand.