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CHICAGO NEWS AND UPDATES FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS: JUNE 2013

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

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GODFREY HOTEL CHICAGO OPENING 2013

The luxury Godfrey Hotel Chicago, on Huron and LaSalle Streets, is slated to open in 2013. The hotel is fitted with 182 guest rooms, 12 junior suites, and 27 one-bedroom suites. The hotel will have an on-site restaurant and bar, 24-hour fitness center, on-site spa and an urban rooftop with retractable roof, water features, outdoor fire pits and views of the city. Exact details of the meeting spaces and events accommodations are yet to be announced.

Learn more about the Godfrey Hotel Chicago.




MCCORMICK PLACE COMMITS TO UTILIZING 100 PERCENT WIND ENERGY

McCormick Place announced in May that the nation's largest convention center will offset 100 percent of its energy consumption with alternative wind energy. McCormick Place has purchased Green-e Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) generated from wind power to match 100 percent of the annual electricity demand. In total, McCormick Place will purchase an estimated 130 million kilowatt-hours of wind power each year over the course of a new three-year REC purchase program provided by Sterling Planet.  It is estimated that the RECs will save over 730,931,248 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. 

This is just the beginning of McCormick Place's sustainability efforts.  Learn more about this project.




GROUP TICKETS ON SALE FOR BROADWAY'S WICKED

Wicked is celebrating it's 10th anniversary on Broadway and is back by popular demand to tell the story of how two girls from Oz became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Winner of 35 awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, Wicked is one of Broadway's biggest hits.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more are currently on sale by calling Broadway in Chicago Group Sales at 312-977-1710. Wicked will play at the Oriental Theatre from October 30-December 21, 2013.

Learn more about Wicked.




O'HARE IMPLEMENTS NEW TECHNOLOGY TO EXPEDITE CUSTOMS

The Chicago Department of Aviation announced that Chicago O'Hare would be the first airport in the nation to implement Automated Passport Control (APC).  The new APC will enable travellers to move more quickly through the U.S. border clearance process by entering information at a self-serve kiosk. Instead of filling out a declarations form, passengers who are eligible can complete a series of questions and a receipt will be issued. Travellers will then take their passports and receipts to a Customs and Border Protection officer for verification.  The Vancouver Airport Authority and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection developed the technology.

Learn more about the Automated Passport Control technology.

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