MEETING PROFESSIONALS: SEPTEMBER 2014 NEW IN CHICAGO

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

EMIRATES LAUNCHES NONSTOP CHICAGO SERVICE

Starting last month, Emirates commenced daily, nonstop passenger service to O'Hare International Airport, the airline's ninth gateway in the U.S. Onboard the inaugural Dubai-Chicago flight was a joint VIP delegation from the U.S. and Dubai as well as international media. The new route strengthens Chicago as one of the world's most connected cities and deepens the ties between two world leaders in trade and commercial travel.
Learn more about the Emirates route here   

 


LOEWS ACQUIRES INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO O'HARE HOTEL

Loews Hotels & Resorts last month announced that the company completed the acquisition of the 556-room InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel, which has immediately been converted to the Loews Hotels brand. The hotel is across from the Donald E. Stephen's Convention Center, adjacent to the newly opened Fashion Outlets of Chicago and a couple blocks from the Rosemont Entertainment District. Loews Chicago O'Hare features three restaurants and bars, more than 53,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and a curated art gallery.

In 2015, Loews also plans to open the Loews Chicago Hotel, a new 400-room property.

Learn more about the Loews acquisition

 


CATHAY PACIFIC ADDS MORE CHICAGO FLIGHTS TO HONG KONG

Cathay Pacific Airways has added three weekly passenger flights from O'Hare International Airpot to Hong Kong International Airport, bringing the total to 10 flights per week. Cathay Pacific was recently named "World's Best Airline" by Skytrax in its annual World Airline Awards. The airline flies to 189 destinations in 47 countries and territories.  

Learn more about the Chicago-Hong Kong flights

 


SOHO HOUSE CHICAGO OPENS AUGUST 11

Soho House unveiled its latest venue in Chicago last month, the brand's largest to date. The hotel includes 40 guest rooms, a spa, screening room, and a gymnasium complete with boxing ring. The former warehouse space also has three ground-level restaurants, a members-only club floor and a rooftop bar and lounge with pool deck and sweeping views of the city.

Learn more about the new Soho House Chicago

 


LE MERIDIEN CHICAGO - OAKBROOK CENTER OPENS

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. last month announced the opening of Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center, following a $25 million interior and exterior transformation. In addition to extensive renovations, the hotel unveiled a modern rooftop Spanish restaurant, El Tapeo, with panoramic views of the cityscape. Formerly the Renaissance Chicago Oak Brook, the hotel features 172 guestrooms and suites as well as 3,500 square feet of private event space.

Learn more about Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center

 


SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ADDS CHICAGO-WASHINTON D.C. NONSTOP SERVICE

Last month, Southwest Airlines launched daily nonstop service between Chicago's Midway International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington Airport. Beginning September 30, Southwest will increase service on the route for a total of nine daily roundtrips. The nonstop flights will bring more than 2,500 seats daily between cities.

Learn more about the new Southwest route