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CHICAGO NEWS AND UPDATES FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS: JANUARY 2015

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    CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN

    Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by Choose Chicago, returns on Friday, January 30 marking the 8th annual culinary celebration. The 14-day promotion continues through Thursday, February 12 and is packed with delicious prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Dynamic offerings from more than 250 restaurants throughout the Chicago area, including 33 new participating restaurants are now available online at eatitupchicago.com.

    Learn more about Chicago Restaurant Week


    MAGGIE DALEY PARK NOW OPEN

    Maggie Daley Park will contribute unique new types of open space and activities to the programmatic range of Grant Park as a whole. The 20 acre park boasts signature elements like rock-climbing sculptures, an ice-skating ribbon and a three-acre play garden.

    Discover all of the park’s exciting features 


    INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP TO ACQUIRE KIMPTON HOTELS

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has agreed to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 million in cash, creating the world's largest boutique hotel business. Kimpton is the world's largest independent boutique hotel operator and a sophisticated food and beverage operator. IHG becomes the clear market leader in the boutique segment, the fastest growing segment in the industry.

    Read more about the acquisition


    UNITED TO START CHICAGO-DUBLIN SERVICE

    United Airlines will operate seasonal nonstop service between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Dublin Airport starting summer 2015. O'Hare becomes the third United hub with nonstop service to Dublin, Ireland, after New York/Newark and Washington Dulles. Previously, United launched seasonal service to Shannon, Ireland from June 6 to August 26, 2013.

    Get more details on the service launch



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