The Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg held a grand reopening Friday, accompanied by a St. Patrick's Day party and the announcement of an adjacent City Works restaurant that will open in about a year.
Timothy Gallagher, managing partner of First Equity Group LLC, said his firm bought the hotel at 1800 E. Golf Road about a year and a half ago and has since invested in a $15 million renovation of its lobby, restaurant and meeting space.
About 300 people, including mayors and trustees from the Northwest suburbs, attended the St. Patrick's Day party and were among the first to take in the renovation, Gallagher said.
Among its most noticeable aspects are the redesigned and expanded restaurant and its all-new kitchen, a kiosk-style check-in area replacing the former desk, and a huge glass cube -- designed by the firm Stantec -- that floats above the lobby.
During the event, the new owners announced a deal they'd just signed with Chicago-based Bottleneck Management to open a 13,500-square-foot City Works restaurant on the former site of The Living Room at 1850 E. Golf Road.
Gallagher said he expects the restaurant to open in spring 2018.