Hilton Chicago: 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award Winner

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

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The Hilton Chicago, built in 1927 as the Stevens Hotel, was originally the largest hotel in the world. Now with over 1,544 guest rooms and over 1,000 Team Members, it remains one of the largest hotels in Illinois. The hotel has a long history in Chicago, holding a variety of major events and hosting visits from every past U.S. President since Calvin Coolidge. In 2015, over 1.6 million guests came through the doors of Hilton Chicago. The hotel provides service to individuals and large groups who consume a wide variety of products and a great amount of energy. In addition to guest rooms, the hotel currently has 235,000 square feet of meeting space, three ballrooms, and 100,000 square feet of exhibition space. <br> <br> From 2016-2018, the hotel diverted 265 tons of material from landfill; conserved 5.8 million gallons of water; and donated 600 hotel rooms of furniture and art work.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
VolumeChampaign, IL
StatePublished - Apr 2019

Publication series

NameTN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center)


  • Hotels -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies
  • Illinois Sustainability Awards
  • Hotels -- Source reduction (Waste management) -- Case studies
  • Hotels -- Water conservation -- Case studies


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