Research & Statistics


Total visitation in 2014 was 50.17 million, an increase of 3.5% over the previous record of 48.48 million, achieved in 2013.

Domestic visitation in 2014 was a record 48.7 million, an increase of 3.7% over 2013 levels.

Preliminary overseas visitation for 2014 was 1.31 million.

Mexican visitation to Chicago (now included in total visitation) increased 9.7% in 2014.

To view detailed visitation data back to 2010, please click here.



Chicago offers more than 39,000 hotel rooms within the Central Business District (CBD).

To view Chicago's 2013 Hotel Performance, click here.

Hotel Tax Rate: 16.39%

Note: Development projects and timelines are approximate and subject to change

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