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Sophisticated Living – When it opened in March, the 223-room, seven-story Sable at Navy Pier, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, became the first hotel built “on top” of Lake Michigan.  The $100 million build is a joint venture by James McHugh Construction Co. and Powers & Sons Construction Co. “A project like this comes around once in a lifetime, and it’s the exact type of complex construction – from building over water to working around Navy Pier’s 9 million annual visitors – that we excel at and like to execute,” said John Sheridan, executive vice president of McHugh Construction.

Named after the USS Sable, a naval training ship that served as a Great Lakes luxury cruise ship prior to World War II, the Sable at Navy Pier is more than 800-feet long and affords each of the guest rooms a one-of-a-kind views of the Windy City skyline.  Also re-opening this spring adjacent to the hotel is another McHugh/Powers build—Offshore—the world’s largest rooftop bar (as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records) on top of Navy Pier’s Shelter building.

Room rates at Sable at Navy Pier begin at $204.  For more information and reservations, visit