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The St. Regis brand will debut in Chicago next summer

Nov. 25, 2020
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The St. Regis brand will debut in Chicago next summer
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Marriott is poised to raise its profile in the Windy City -- literally.

The St. Regis Chicago and Residences at The St. Regis Chicago are scheduled to open in a brand-new building that's soon to be the city's third-tallest, previously known as the Vista Tower.

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Located in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood, the 101-story tower will soon be home to 191 hotel rooms, including 33 suites, and 393 St. Regis-branded residential units, according to a press release from Marriott. Those who have purchased a condominium will begin to move in as soon as next month, while the hotel is slated to open in July 2021.

And, unlike just about every other new hotel, there's good reason to believe this St. Regis will open on time. It’s joining an existing project already under construction for years and is a rebranding of a different property — the Wanda Vista Hotel — that was originally slated to occupy the space.

Lakeshore East is known for its mix of residential and office towers, as well as its stunning views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Grant Park as well as the Chicago Loop (central business district) skyline.

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The new hotel and residence complex will feature multiple restaurants from the city's Michelin-star-rated Alinea Group, including one restaurant overlooking the Chicago River.

Additionally, it will offer thousands of square feet of meeting and ballroom space (for whenever we can do those kinds of things again), a fitness center, full-service spa and a pool with an outdoor terrace.

This news is welcome for Marriott loyalists who travel on business for leisure to Chicago and have points to burn. While Marriott has several luxury properties in town -- including The Ritz-Carlton, two W hotels, a JW Marriott and The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel -- The St. Regis is sure to up the chain's game in competing with other luxury properties in the city including the Park Hyatt Chicago, Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Conrad Chicago, Four Seasons Chicago, Peninsula Chicago and more.

There's no word yet on pricing or Category rating for this property, but, for reference, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago and the JW Marriott Chicago are Category 6 properties. We'll update this story once we learn more.

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  • Unlimited 3x points on the broad category of travel and dining
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  • Broad definitions for travel and dining bonus categories

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  • Steep $550 annual fee
  • May not make sense for people that don't travel frequently
  • You must spend the $300 travel credit before earning 3x points for travel and dining
  • No automatic hotel elite status
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,200 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,200 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more