FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago President and CEO David Whitaker today announced record tourism performance for June 2016, driven by strong room demand from convention and leisure visitors. This demand growth pushed occupancy to 89.5 percent, only the third time on record that occupancy rates for the month of June surpassed 89 percent. At the mid-way point of 2016, overall demand set a record level of more than 5 million room nights, a gain of 1.1 percent over last year's record performance.