Historic Chicago Building Emerges as LEED-Certified Hampton Inn

The historic Chicago Motor Club building – an Art-Deco landmark built nearly 100 years ago – was recently reborn as a LEED-certified Hampton by Hilton hotel, thanks, in part, to LG Electronics USA, which was responsible for the Multi V IV Heat Recovery system, ductless Art Cool Mirror in-room units and the AC Smart IV thermostat, Art Cool Gallery air conditioner and hotel TVs featuring the Pro:Centric interactive platform.
The newly named Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown, located steps off of Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile, is a 17-story hotel that houses 143 guest rooms. 
The project has been viewed as a unique opportunity to transform a landmark-status building into a modern, functioning hotel, because it was imperative that the renovated building maintain its original appearance and its status in National Register of Historic Places. 
A major challenge in the renovation was to install a heating and air conditioning system that would allow the Chicago Motor Club building to maintain its architectural integrity, while also serving a practical purpose in the building’s new role as a hotel. It was also essential that any HVAC equipment installed in the Chicago Motor Club building address installation challenges due to limited interior and rooftop space and offer conditioning options that efficiently respond to Chicago’s exceptionally cold winters.
The LG Multi V IV outdoor units on the roof of the Chicago Motor Club building provided outstanding installation flexibility and were easily installed for minimal visibility in addition to providing optimal guest comfort.
In each guestroom, the contemporary mirrored finish of the LG ductless Art Cool Mirror unit complements the stylized Art Deco dÉcor of the hotel. These indoor units maintain very low sound levels (as low as 23 dBA.
To manage and monitor all of these units, LG’s AC Smart IV central controller communicates with all of the LG indoor units, offering building management the added convenience of managing and adjusting all devices with one centralized system.
The Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown selected LG’s 42-inch class LG LY570H series hotel TVs with the Pro:Centric platform. It features an interactive Electronic Program Guide that enables guests to easily navigate TV channels and electronic billboards for guests to view hotel amenities on the TV. Pro:Centric also offers a bevy of Internet-delivered content from leading LG industry partners, including Rhapsody, Crackle, Vtuner and YouTube – making access to in-room entertainment seamless.
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