Check out the 2014 Meeting Professionals Guide, your resource to planning events in Chicago.

Filled with venue capacities, details on McCormick Place reforms, vendors' contact information and floor plans, the 2014 Meeting Professionals Guide has everything you need to plan an event in Chicago.


  • New hotels, new venues and exciting plans for upcoming openings
  • What makes Chicago one of the greenest and most tech savvy cities in the country
  • Calendars featuring 2014 conferences and entertainment/events for attendees
  • McCormick Place highlights, amenities and floor plans
  • Capacities of more than 500 hotel facilities, special event venues and conference centers
  • Research, statistics and resources to help you plan every aspect of your meeting
  • Important city phone numbers, weather information and population statistics
  • International details, including flight times from popular overseas cities
  • Seven reasons to choose Chicago (see below)
Here is a short excerpt from the new 2014 Meeting Professionals Guide:


Our hotels are among the best.

The Chicagoland area has a diverse selection of accommodations perfect for any type of event. From downtown convention hotels, best-in-class corporate apartments and trendy boutique hotels, Chicago's hotel options can fit any event's needs, budget and style.

Need a downtown hotel with proven expertise in handling mid-size events? A boutique hotel in downtown? A brand-name hotel with built-in meeting facilities? Chicago has the variety you need:

  • 110,000 guest rooms in the Chicagoland area
  • 35,000 hotel rooms in the central business district, within five miles of McCormick Place
  • Hundreds of hotels with built-in meeting facilities

Accommodation Awards

Best Hotels in the U.S. (6)
U.S. News & World Report, 2013
Top U.S. Large City Hotels (6)
Travel + Leisure, 2013
World's Best Service (1)
Travel + Leisure, 2013
Five-Star Hotels (3)
Forbes Five Star Travel Guide Awards, 2013
Four- or Five-Diamond (32)
AAA, 2013
Reader’s Choice Awards (2)
Condé Nast Traveler, 2013
Gold Key Award (5)
Meetings & Conventions, 2012
Pinnacle Award (4)
Successful Meetings, 2013

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