Marriott to build new hotel west of McCormick Place

September 13, 2013 5:07:06 PM PDT
Marriott will build a new hotel just west of McCormick Place. Convention officials announced the deal Friday morning.

The planned 1,200-room hotel is expected to open in late 2016 next to the West Building. It will be a Marriott Marquis, the company's premium convention center brand.

The hotel is part of a larger project that will include a multi-use arena that will host DePaul University basketball and a 500-room boutique hotel.