MEETING PROFESSIONALS: APRIL 2014 HEADLINES

News for meeting professionals: Chicago updates, hotel highlights and more.


More Headlines: March


NEW, REVAMPED TERMINAL 5 AT O'HARE UNVEILED

A massive 18-month, $26-million revamp of O'Hare International Airport's New International Terminal (T5) debuts April 4. Westfield, a major shopping center developer, managed the transformational developments and design. The revamp features more than 18 new premier restaurants and luxury retail shops.

See Westfield's sneak peek at the new international terminal




REPORT: CHICAGO AMONG BEST FOR CORPORATE FACILITIES

An analysis by Site Selection magazine concluded the Chicago area is the country's leading metro market for "new and expanded corporate facilities." Chicago secured 373 corporate facility investment projects last year, a large distance away from second-place Houston with 255 projects. Chicago has ensured it is a premier place to conduct business and grow the number of corporate meeting opportunities.

Read more about the report



ELEVEN RESTAURANTS AND CHEFS NAMED JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FINALISTS

The prestigious James Beard Foundation recently held its 2014 JBF Award nomination announcement at The Publican in Chicago, with the host city earning big honors.

See the complete list of award finalists