MEETING PROFESSIONALS: DECEMBER 2014 NEW IN CHICAGO

Discover the city's most recent openings, updates and renovations.

REGISTER NOW FOR PCMA CONVENING LEADERS 2015

PCMA's annual Convening Leaders meeting is the premier event for meetings and event industry leaders to learn new strategies, discover innovative solutions, and share best practices. More than 3,700 meetings industry colleagues will gather January 11-14, 2015 for 70+ cutting-edge education sessions, inspiring general session speakers, panel discussions, and numerous outstanding networking opportunities. 

When you register you'll also receive 60 days of access to all of Convening Leaders' capture content to share with your team.

Volunteer a minimum of (1) 8 hour shift or (2) 4 hour shifts and save on your Convening Leaders Registration.

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CHICAGO SEES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF TOURISM RECORDS

Chicago's solid numbers in September paved the way to a sixth consecutive month of record hotel performance. As a result, Chicago has surpassed national growth across all key performance indicators, including Demand, Occupancy, Supply, Average Daily Rate, Revenue per Available Room and Revenue. A record 1.114 million rooms were available for occupancy during September, reflecting an additional 15,000 room nights for the same period last year.

Read more about Chicago's record hotel performance

 


MICROSOFT IGNITE ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2015 IN CHICAGO

Microsoft Ignite, a new technology conference, will be taking place in Chicago May 4-8, 2015 at McCormick Place. Approximately 20,000 visitors are expected to attend, which could bring in more than $47 million in estimated direct expenditures. Microsoft Ignite will focus on helping businesses succeed in the new era of mobile and cloud computing, covering a wide variety of important topics for technology professionals in attendance.

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VOLARIS AIRLINES LAUNCHES O'HARE-GUADALAJARA SERVICE

Volaris Airlines has launched daily nonstop service between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Guadalajara, Jalisco. The nonstop flights to O'Hare are in addition to other Volaris flights to Midway International Airport. With this new service, Volaris becomes the only international carrier that operates to both of Chicago's airports.

Read more about Volaris Airlines' New O'Hare-Guadalajara Route

 


INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE NAMED NORTH AMERICA'S LEADING BUSINESS HOTEL

In October, the World Travel Awards named the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile the continent's Leading Business Hotel and the United States' Leading Business Hotel. The property was recognized for its unparalleled services, upstanding facilities and consistency of quality.

InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts were also named North America's Leading Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards.

Read more about InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile's Award