L to R: Eric Geisler, Project Executive; Joseph Gokey, Assistant Project Manager; Michael Turcott, Senior Project Manager; Michele Murphy, Director of Chicago; Adam Van Auker, Assistant Superintendent; Jeffry Valencia, Assistant Project Manager; Paul Feldmann, Senior Superintendent; Siamak Mostoufi, Design Smak Owner and Architect; Troy Riley, Senior Project Manager

The Shawmut team celebrated the opening of Nobu Hotel Chicago, the first-ever Nobu Hotel in the Midwest. Members of Shawmut’s leadership and project team, including Director of the Chicago office, Michele Murphy, were at the ribbon cutting ceremony on July 1 to commemorate Nobu Hospitality’s latest location, which embodies the company’s signature aesthetic—Japanese influence with an ultra-modern design.

“Continuing our longstanding relationship with Nobu Hospitality, we were able to work seamlessly with all teams to bring this stunning new hotel to life,” said Randy Shelly, executive vice president of hospitality at Shawmut. “Our extensive hotel experience, history with the brand, and deep bench of expert Chicago builders and partners allowed the team to successfully bring this project across the finish line.”

Situated in Chicago’s West Loop, the hotel features 115 guest rooms and suites, The Rooftop at Nobu, flexible meeting and event space, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor serenity swimming pool. The signature Nobu restaurant and bar will open at a later date. Finishes include intricate built-in millwork, custom artwork, and the use of textured and natural materials with Japanese roots.