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CHICAGO NEWS & UPDATES FOR TRAVEL AND MEETING PROFESSIONALS - AUGUST 2015

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    HYATT PLACE CHICAGO/DOWNTOWN-THE LOOP OPENS

    The first Hyatt Place hotel in the downtown Loop area, this new Chicago hotel features 206 guest rooms, free Wi-Fi and breakfast for guests, a 1,800-square-foot fitness center, high-tech meeting spaces, a Coffee to Cocktails bar and convenient access to shopping and cultural attractions.

    Learn more about the Hyatt.


    OMNI CHICAGO REVEALS $11 MILLION RENOVATION

    Announcing the completion of an extensive $11 million renovation, Omni Chicago unveiled transformations to 347 suites, including 10 specialty suites, as well as all public spaces, including the 676 Restaurant & Bar, nine meeting rooms and 8,000 square feet of meeting space.

    Learn more about the renovation.


    UNION STATION TO UNDERGO $12 MILLION RENOVATION

    Union Station

    Amtrak announced a $12 million plan to renovate Union Station, which includes the 90-year-old iconic facility's concourse areas, as well as safety improvements, temperature control features and facade repairs. 

    Learn more about the upcoming renovation.   


    MEXICAN HOTEL CHAIN GRUPO POSADAS PLANNING 82-STORY TOWER IN WEST LOOP

    Mexican hotel chain Grupo Posadas, which currently operates more than 130 hotels in Mexico, is undergoing a large-scale expansion in U.S. markets, with plans to open an 82-story West Loop tower, with intentions of opening 2017.

    Learn more about the hotel plans.


    CHICAGO EATERY NAMED BEST BURGER SPOT IN AMERICA

    Au Cheval

    Food Network rounded up the best burgers in America, and the number one spot went to the Double Cheese Burger at Chicago's Au Cheval. This over-the-top burger boasts three beef patties, adorned with cheddar cheese, maple-glazed bacon and housemade Dijonnaise. (Want even more? Order it with a fried egg on top.)

    See the list of the top 5 burgers in America


    MAYOR EMMANUEL BREAKS GROUND ON MARRIOTT MARQUIS CHICAGO HOTEL

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority CEO Lori Healey and MPEA Chairman Jack Greenberg joined Marriott International President CEO Arne M. Sorenson to break ground on the new Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel, slated to become a 40-story, 1,206-room hotel adjacent to McCormick Place Event Center, featuring specialty suites, a marketplace food court and 90,000 square feet of meeting space.

    Learn more about the new Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel.


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