© Brad Pogatetz Photography
© Brad Pogatetz Photography
© Brad Pogatetz Photography
© Brad Pogatetz Photography
© Brad Pogatetz Photography

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Located on Chicago’s historic Michigan Avenue, the Chicago Athletic Association is an architectural icon. Completed in time for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, the Henry Ives Cobb building is an example of Venetian Gothic architecture.

Bulley & Andrews served as construction partner for the restoration of the celebrated Chicago landmark. Left vacant for seven years, the 225,000 square foot building has been brought back to life as a new 241-room boutique hotel. The new hotel features 17,000 square feet of event space, a speakeasy game room, retail shops and restaurants including a rooftop bar with views of Millennium Park.

To learn more, read the following white papers for an in depth look at what it took to bring this distinguished project to life:

The CAA’s New Chapter_Beginnings: Taking Stock of a Forgotten Icon

The CAA’s New Chapter_Full Steam Ahead: Building from the Bottom Up and Top Down

The CAA’s New Chapter_Five Strategies that Brought Michigan Avenue’s Most Anticipated New Hotel to Completion

Recognized across the industry, you can also read more about the Chicago Athletic Association hotel project in Architectural Record and Avivre Magazine.


AJ Capital Partners­­­

Project Size

225,000 sq. ft.

Architect / Engineer

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture


General Contractor


Chicago, Illinois


Historic RestorationRenovation


"Bulley & Andrews' collaborative approach, coordination of the multitude of complexities throughout the process and problem solving capabilities were key components to the success of our project." - Lori Horvath, JLL