Chicago, Illinois

Hotel Monoco Chicago

Client / Owner

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors

Architect / Engineer

VOA Associates Incorporated


Living + Lodging


Graycor Construction

Project Scope

Graycor completed renovations to the public areas of the award winning Hotel Monaco, a boutique hotel in downtown Chicago, Ill. The stylish lobby, business center, pre-function areas, public restrooms, grand ball room, and meeting rooms were updated while the hotel remained in full operations.

Graycor completed the project a week and a half ahead of schedule, even with changes to accommodate several unplanned hotel bookings and activities. Work included structural steel modifications, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, drywall, and interior finishes. The project was phased by floor/area. The first and second floors were completed prior to the third. This allowed the use of the public restrooms so that we always had one set of women’s and men’s room open during construction.

Graycor also deftly adapted to newly implemented changes in the City of Chicago’s inspection program during the project. The City’s launch of an automated on line system delayed all permit inspections beyond the project’s completion date. Graycor obtained third party inspections and documented all critical areas by photographing structural steel connections, mapping them on an as-built plan and presented them to the inspector post completion. Graycor obtained final inspection and closed the building permit without issue.

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