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Vista Tower has a new name and a restaurant deal with Alinea Group

The Jeanne Gang-designed tower will now be known as The St. Regis Chicago.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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Vista Tower, the Jeanne Gang-designed downtown skyscraper that's now the third tallest building in Chicago, is getting a new name: The St. Regis Chicago.

The latest name change follows a new agreement between the building's Chicago-based developer Magellan Development and the luxury hotel brand St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, an arm of Marriott International, after Magellan cut ties with Chinese investor Dalian Wanda Group earlier this year. It marks the third name change for the building, which was originally supposed to be called the Wanda Vista Tower

As part of the partnership, St. Regis will operate a 191-room hotel decked out with all the usual high-end trappings (outdoor terrace, spa, sweeping views of the lake and skyline, etc.), plus yet-to-be-named restaurants and bar lounges helmed by the fine dining whizzes behind Alinea, Chicago's only three-Michelin-starred restaurant. 

“This is truly a ‘born-in-Chicago’ project, and we are excited to be a part of this amazing architectural wonder. We’ve been in discussions with Magellan for several years to determine how we can best partner on this project, and we look forward to bringing our vision to life,” said Nick Kokonas, co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group, in a press release.

Curious about the new additions to Chicago's downtown dining scene? Although the 1,191-foot, 101-story building—which is also the tallest in the world designed by a woman—is due to welcome residents to its multi-million dollar upper floor condos in a few weeks, you'll have to wait a bit longer to check out its luxe hotel digs: The St. Regis Chicago isn't scheduled to be completed until late in the summer of 2021. Until then, you can take a walk past the tower's riverside location at 363 E Wacker Drive to gaze up at its undulating expanses from the ground. 

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