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An increase in MICE programs is adding new dimensions to Chicago’s cultural side while also giving a gust of revenue to the Windy City.
Simply walking the property’s grounds, featuring the original 1927 Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers and Fresco-style oil paintings, takes attendees back to a bygone era.
Chicago is a diverse and inclusive city that caters to all. And this list of free quality attractions proves it.
The adjoining marina also makes it easy for groups to get out on Lake Michigan and enjoy a quick escape from the boardroom.
A surprise for our group—and certainly for the people who found them—were the hundreds of vintage encyclopedias that were discovered in the basement.
Sensory experiences such as color and music can help enhance attendee participation.
Visionary Summit sponsors included AIC Hotel Group, Caesars Entertainment, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Naples l Marco Island l Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Silverseas Cruises.
A recent trend toward evening picnics held from 5 to 9 p.m. is a good choice for a variety of reasons, including cooler weather and lower costs.
Innovative culinary initiatives at Marriott are taking the local movement to a level almost unheard of in the hotel industry.
“From adding the Club Lounge to refashioning guest suites, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago will be premier choice hotel on Michigan Avenue.”
Rush Street Pantry brings artisanal items to attendees at an affordable rate, and they can even opt to pick up their order in lieu of room service.
Groups can take their party to the next level in the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s second-floor Game Room, complete with built-in bocce and billiard and shuffleboard tables.
New hotels and citywide development are jumpstarting a more vibrant, true-to-locale Chicago. Here are five hotel revamps that are getting in on the action.
The restaurant has twice now brought cars into the space for an event hosted in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Show.
Google is building a new HQ in the West Loop, spurring the development of a bunch of cool new venues.
Hilton Chicago's pharma-specific website has been a big hit with planners.
Chicago’s beloved Old Dearborn Bank Building got a second wind this past year when Virgin Hotels began converting the national landmark building into its first hotel.
A peek inside the just-renovated Silversmith Hotel reveals the glimmer of diamonds at every turn.
PCMA's Convening Leaders is a chance for Chicago to showcase its event capabilities to for large groups—and all there is to do in the winter.
"Scheduled to open later this spring, the city’s 'second coast,' as Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls it, draws visitors to the downtown riverfront."
Life-size Jenga, hallway bowling, ping pong and fitness video games are just a few ideas to help stir engagement outside of the meeting room.
Dolce Hotels and Resorts will add free WiFi and new F&B options as it takes over management of the center.
Hotel gyms can be essential for letting loose the pent-up energy that goes along with sitting in a ballroom all day.
The trade show is undergoing a complete overhaul to become a leaner, more tightly curated buyer/supplier experience.
"Having your drink made tableside rather than having it delivered brings a level of personalization to the entire experience."
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