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Hilton opens 100th Curio property

22 Mar 2021 by Mark Caswell
Sable at Navy Pier

Hilton has reached the milestone of 100 Curio Collection properties, with the opening of a new hotel on Lake Michigan’s redeveloped Navy Pier in Chicago.

Sable at Navy Pier offers 223 rooms with nautical themes incorporating the naval history of the pier, with weathered brass, ship building materials and “the use of smooth curves to illustrate that of a ship’s interior cabin, along with a colour palette of mixed neutrals which are highlighted by a spectrum of blues and blue-greens to pay homage to the lake”.

Facilities include 4,300 square feet of events space, a fitness centre, and Offshore Rooftop Bar, described as “the world’s largest rooftop restaurant and bar recognized by Guinness Book of Records”.

Hlton said that the hotel had been designed to have three separate towers, giving guests the option to rent an entire wing of the property.

Sable at Navy Pier

The Sable name was inspired by the USS Sable, a navy training ship which operated out of Navy Pier during World War II.

Navy Pier first opened in 1916 and encompasses over 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, exposition facilities and sightseeing and dining cruise boats, typically welcoming nearly nine million guests each year.

“We have long envisioned a hotel transforming this iconic cultural destination into a place where overnight guests can experience the most spectacular views of our lakefront and city. We are so thrilled that it has come to fruition,” said Marilynn Gardner, president and CEO, Navy Pier.

“The opening of this one-of-a-kind destination hotel and accompanying restaurant comes at a time when our city is ready to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and guests from the region look to resume travel. Sable at Navy Pier will serve as the perfect respite and complementary addition to the many other treasured experiences at the Pier year round.”

hilton.com

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