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McHugh Construction completes Sable Hotel at Navy Pier
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.