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Restaurateur Doug Roth transforming Hyatt McCormick

February 23rd, 2017

Doug Roth, whose family ran the legendary Blackhawk Restaurant, has formed a hospitality company that’s transforming Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Playground Hospitality, which Roth founded, is developing three restaurants at the hotel, offering a counter-punch to the newly built JW Marriott hotel nearby.

Roth, the company’s president, is collaborating with chefs Gale Gand and Dan Smith. Richard Kincaid, former president of billionaire Sam Zell’s Equity Office Properties, is an adviser.

Scroll down my column to read my interview with Roth in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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