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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2016

 

CONTACT:                        

Mayor's Press Office
312-744-3334
press@cityofchicago.org

Choose Chicago
Melanie Perez and Michelle Revuelta
312-567-8531 and 312-259-5708
mperez@choosechicago.com
mrevuelta@choosechicago.com

 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced Chicago has been named the nation's #2 travel destination in Condé Nast Traveler's 29th annual Readers' Choice Awards. Among the list of the nation's top large cities, Chicago moved up from last year's third place ranking, passing San Francisco. The news follows last week's announcement that the James Beard Awards are extending their stay in Chicago. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 14, 2016

 

CONTACT:

Mayor's Press Office
312-744-3334
press@cityofchicago.org

Choose Chicago
Melanie Perez and Michelle Revuelta
312-567-8531 and 312-259-5708
mperez@choosechicago.com
mrevuelta@choosechicago.com

James Beard Foundation Awards
Amelia Durand and Mary Blanton Ogushwitz
212-957-3005
JBFA@smapr.com 

 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro today announced the annual James Beard Awards ceremony and gala will be held in Chicago through 2021. Previously scheduled to finish its Chicago run in 2017, the foundation is renewing its partnership with the city for an additional four years. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2016

CONTACT:
Mayor's Press Office
312.744.3334
press@cityofchicago.org

 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago President & CEO David Whitaker today announced Chicago saw record tourism performance for the first three quarters of 2016. The results demonstrate strong performance in both leisure and group segments during the period of Jan. 1 through Sept. 30. Overall demand for the first three quarters of 2016 is up 2.2 percent. Leisure room demand has set records in each of the three quarters of 2016, boosting overall demand year-to-date. September alone saw demand growth of 6 percent.

Choose Chicago President & CEO, David Whitaker, today announced that Marc Anderson, most recently Chief Sales Officer of Choose Chicago, was promoted to Executive Vice President of Choose Chicago.

In accepting this expanded role, Anderson will continue his oversight and direction of Choose Chicago's convention sales team. In that role, Anderson and the team are responsible for annually booking more than 2.5 million room nights, including confirming more than 55 new meetings annually into McCormick Place, North America's largest and most flexible convention center.