Posts from October 2016

October 18, 2016



Mayor's Press Office

Choose Chicago
Melanie Perez and Michelle Revuelta
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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. 

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.