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CHICAGO NEWS AND UPDATES FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS: FEBRUARY 2013

Get the latest Chicago news and updates for February 2013 as it relates to travel professionals.

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  • 50+ Chicago Restaurants and Hotels Earn 2013 AAA Diamond Ratings
  • Travelers Choice Awards Names Chicago One of the World’s Top Destinations
  • Petition Aims to Make Chicago the U.S. Headquarters of St. Patrick’s Day
  • Choose Chicago Launches a Pinterest Page Packed with Chicago Scenes



  • 50+ CHICAGO RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS EARN 2013 AAA DIAMOND RATINGS

    Five-Diamond Hotels (4):

    The Four Seasons     The Peninsula     Trump International Hotel & Tower     Waldorf Astoria Chicago

    Four-Diamond Hotels (28):

    Conrad Chicago JW Marriott Chicago Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
    The Drake Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel Swissotel Chicago
    Fairmont Chicago,
    Millennium Park
    Omni Chicago Hotel The Talbott Hotel
    Hard Rock Hotel Chicago Palmer House Hilton The Westin Chicago River North
    Hilton Chicago Park Hyatt Chicago Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
    Hotel Palomar Chicago,
    a Kimpton Hotel
    Radisson Blu Aqua
    Hotel Chicago
    theWit – A DoubleTree by Hilton
    Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel W Chicago City Center
    Hyatt Regency Chicago Renaissance Chicago
    Downtown Hotel
    W Chicago Lakeshore
    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Renaissance Chicago
    O'Hare Suites Hotel
    InterContinental Chicago
    Magnificent Mile
    The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
    (A Four Seasons Hotel)

    Five-Diamond Restaurants (4):

    Alinea     Arun's     Everest     Tru

    Four-Diamond Restaurants (15):

    Blackbird     MK     Shanghai Terrace
    BOKA     Moto     Sixteen
    L2O     NAHA     Spiaggia
    Les Nomades     Next     Topolobampo
    Lockwood Restaurant     NoMI     Zealous

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    TRAVELERS CHOICE AWARDS NAMES CHICAGO ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP DESTINATIONS

    TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice Awards were recently announced, revealing Chicago as one of the world's top destinations.

    Ranking No. 11 on the worldwide list, Chicago was sandwiched between Berlin, Germany (No. 10) and Florence, Italy (No. 12). Chicago was also cited as No. 3 city in the United States.

    View the full list




    PETITION AIMS TO MAKE CHICAGO THE U.S. HEADQUARTERS OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY

    A new petition aims to make Chicago — home of Irish pride and a festively bright green river — the U.S. headquarters of St. Patrick's Day.

    ShamROCK Chicago's council, made up of prominent local business people, launch the campaign and online petition, whose digital signatures will be shared with representatives from Ireland in the hopes of formally distinguishing Chicago's unabashed enthusiasm for the holiday.

    Voting ends March 12.

    View and sign the petition




    CHOOSE CHICAGO LAUNCHES A PINTEREST PAGE

    Choose Chicago's new Pinterest page is packed with Chicago scenes, history, architecture and photos from visitors across the country, creating a visual community that showcases the vibrancy of the city.

    A few of the boards you'll find:

    • Chicago Back in the Day: Historic images of the city
    • #MyChicagoPics: Photos from local Chicagoans and visitors
    • Mmmm... the Food of Chicago!: Mouthwatering meals from top restaurants
    • Chicago's Architecture: Diverse exteriors and interiors of Chicago's favorite buildings and hidden gems

    Follow Choose Chicago's Pinterest page



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