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CHICAGO NEWS AND UPDATES FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS: MAY 2013

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

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CHOOSE CHICAGO RELEASES NEW OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

The 2013 Spring/Summer Official Visitors Guide has been released and is packed with the season's best activities, festivals, top food trends, calendar of hot happenings, shopping and more. Provide your groups with the following link to encourage them to view the guide online. Also provide a link to the Choose Chicago mobile app so they can download the app and have the guide to Chicago at their fingertips during their stay.

View the newest visitors guide.




JUN KANEKO EXHIBITION IN MILLENNIUM PARK'S BOEING GALLERIES 

Jun Kaneko is a pioneering artist in the field of massive ceramic sculpture while playing with scale and proportion. Visitors will be able to see his work displayed at the Boeing Galleries in Millennium Park from April 12 through November 3, 2013. Kaneko's installation for the galleries is representative of both his past and present artistic practices. Visitors will see the Dangos (meaning "rounded form" or "dumpling in Japanese) that look like giant bears covered in a variety of colorful shapes and patterns along with other impressive works. The Boeing Galleries are two outdoor galleries located on the mid-level terraces at Millennium Park. Cost is free.

Learn more about the Kaneko exhibition.




FLASH DANCE GROUP TICKETS ON SALE

Broadway in Chicago is bringing the pop culture phenomena to the Cadillac Theatre stage and group tickets are now on sale. Flashdance combines electrifying dance numbers to the original songs from the movie including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Manhunt" and more. Sixteen brand new songs have also been written for the musical to further enhance the story of Alex Owns who is a steel mill worker by day and bar dancer by night with dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

Groups of 10 or more are on sale and can be purchased by calling Broadway in Chicago group sales at 312-977-1710.

Learn more about group tickets for Flashdance.




RENOVATIONS COMPLETE FOR THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO

Renovations to the historic InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel are now complete. The renovation included 477 guest rooms and corridors to give the hotel and its guests modern amenities and design while focusing on the needs of travelers. The historic elements of the hotel have been preserved while allowing new design to compliment the old and new.

Read about the full redesign project.

 

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