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CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: JULY 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre's new cafe + bar space, TSA Pre-Check at Midway, LondonHouse Chicago opens — Get the latest meeting & event planning industry news.

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STEPPENWOLF THEATRE OPENS NEW CAFE & BAR SPACE

Located in front of Steppenwolf’s new 1700 Theatre, Front Bar is a warm, creative space to grab a drink, have a bite, or meet up with friends and collaborators, day or night.
Learn more about Front Bar.


2016 RIVERWALK VENDOR LINEUP ANNOUNCED

New Chicago Riverwalk concessions include 13 entertainment, beverage and food vendors, including the location's first-ever mobile food cart and past year's favorites City Winery and Urban Kayaks.

Learn more about the Riverwalk vendors.

City Winery Chicago Riverwalk


UNITED UPGRADES BUSINESS CLASS AMENITIES

New United Premier Access benefits allows passengers to check bags with no services charges, stretch out in a premium seat with a six-way adjustable headrest and enjoy private screening entertainment.

Learn more about the United's new services.


EVA AIR CONNECTS CHICAGO TO TAIPEI IN FALL 2016

EVA Air will launch nonstop flights from Chicago to Taipei on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. To start, the airline will operate four flights a week, using one of its latest-model, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 777-300ERs comfortably configured for 333 passengers in Royal Laurel business, Elite premium economy and Economy Classes.

EVA is also giving passengers more itinerary flexibility by adjusting schedules to offer more daytime flights and increasing frequencies on existing routes.

Learn more about the new flights.


LONDONHOUSE CHICAGO OPENS

The transformation of this architecturally stunning property created a 452 room high-design, luxury lifestyle hotel called LondonHouse. LondonHouse Chicago synchronizes the classical architecture of 360 North Michigan Avenue with a modernist 22-story all-glass tower addition forming a one-of-a-kind destination in Chicago.

Learn more about  LondonHouse Chicago.

LondonHouse Chicago

Lobby at LondonHouse Chicago

Rooftop terrace at LondonHouse Chicago


HAMPTON INN CHICAGO DOWNTOWN PARTNERS WITH BREWERY

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown, located in the former Chicago Motor Club Building at 68 E. Wacker Place, has exclusively partnered with Illinois’ largest craft brewery, Revolution Brewery. As one of only five Hampton Inns in the country to feature a food and beverage concept, the Loop hotel offers both locals and guests the ultimate gathering place to unwind at their contemporary bar, Jack’s Place.

Learn more about the partnership.


INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO UNVEILS RENOVATIONS

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile completed multiple renovations throughout the property, bringing a clean, modern look to two of its dedicated meeting spaces as well as the iconic pool and fitness center.

These renovations include the newly renamed first floor ballrooms, Avenue and Streeterville, as well as the adjoining foyers that are perfectly suited for corporate meetings and events.

In addition, the property’s fitness center, the I-Club, was given a brand new look with spa-like design, and now offers personal trainers and yoga classes on site.

Learn more about the hotel renovations.

InterContinental Hotel Chicago

InterContinental Hotel Chicago

InterContinental Hotel Chicago


TSA PRECHECK ENROLLMENT CENTER OPENS AT MIDWAY

A TSA PreCheck enrollment center is now open at Midway International Airport. The center, located in baggage claim near Lower Level Door No. 1, makes it easy and convenient for travelers to enroll in the expedited security screening program.

Learn more about the new TSA PreCheck center.



Photos: Courtesy Steppenwolf Theatre; Chicago Riverwalk, Choose Chicago; LondonHouse Chicago; Chicago Midway International Airport