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Published on May 17, 2019
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Offshore rooftop makes a splash at Navy Pier; City Hall, ROOH Chicago and Hyatt House debut in the Fulton Market district; and Ocean Prime opens at LondonHouse Chicago.
Published on December 5, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: the boutique Rose Hotel debuts in Rosemont, Chicago is named one of the top 10 North American cities for meetings in 2019, and O’Hare International Airport is ranked #1 in the U.S. for connectivity.
Published on November 13, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Aloft Chicago Mag Mile and The St. Clair Hotel make their debuts, Condé Nast Traveler names Chicago Best Big City in the U.S. two years in a row, and several Chicago happenings are named among the top U.S. events of 2018.
Published on September 18, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Odyssey Chicago River sets sail, VU is the South Loop’s first rooftop bar, the tri-brand Hiltons at McCormick Place opens, Hotel Julian Chicago debuts, Food & Wine names Diana Dávila of Mi Tocaya Antojería one of 2018’s best new chefs.
Published on July 18, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Hotel Indigo rebrands as Claridge House, Pacific Standard Time opens in River North, Chicago is the top U.S. city pick for meeting planners, Kitsune is named one of GQ’s best new restaurants in America.
Published on May 4, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Moxy Chicago Downtown and FOUND Chicago hotels debut in River North, Big Star and Smoke Daddy restaurants open new locations in Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way, Alinea is named the Best Restaurant in the World.
Published on April 17, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: The Wheelhouse boutique hotel debuts near Wrigley Field, Punch Bowl Social opens its first Chicago location, the iconic Berghoff plans to add a microbrewery to its Loop restaurant.
Published on March 15, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Hotel Zachary opens across from Wrigley Field, American Airlines adding a dozen new routes from O'Hare International Airport, Time Out names Chicago the world's best city.
Published on February 10, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: a boutique Hilton hotel is planned for Navy Pier, BizBash names the 10 most notable Chicago venue openings, Time Out Market Chicago is slated to debut in the West Loop, several top Chicago eateries make OpenTable’s list of the 100 best restaurants in America.
Published on January 19, 2018
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort unveils its $25 million renovation, Boka Restaurant Group opens Bellemore in the West Loop, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse debuts a new private dining room, Chicago ranks as one of the top 10 meeting destinations in North America.
Published on December 19, 2017
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Sophy Hyde Park hotel to open this summer, Wells St. Market food hall features cuisine from big name chefs, Chicago is ranked the #1 big city in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler readers, the Chicago Riverwalk wins a global award.
Published on November 10, 2017
Get the latest meeting and event planning industry news: Hilton Chicago completes its $150 million renovation, Wintrust Arena debuts near McCormick Place, Gibsons Restaurant Group opens the riverfront Gibsons Italia, the 2018 Michelin Guide Chicago awards three stars to Alinea and Grace restaurants, Chicago’s Roister and Kitsune named to Esquire’s list of The Best New Restaurants in America 2017.
Published on October 17, 2017
Marriott Marquis Chicago opens near McCormick Place, Goose Island Beer Co. unveils a new event space, downtown Daley Plaza is now available for private rentals, Hard Rock Hotel is rebranding to St. Jane Chicago — get the latest meeting and event planning industry news. Marriott Marquis Chicago Opens Hard Rock Hotel to Become St. Jane Chicago Goose Island Beer Co. Opens Event Space with Catering by Celebrity Chef Stephanie Izard Daley Plaza Can Now Be Rented for Private Events The PrivateBank Theatre is Renamed CIBC Theatre Virgin Hotels Chicago Unveils Renovated Commons Club Restaurant The Hotel at Midtown Introduces Chromium Restaurant Half Acre Beer Company Opens New Balmoral Taproom & Garden
Published on September 12, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago unveils its stunning $100 million renovation, Chicago is ranked one of the top three destinations for meetings in North America, Bon Appétit names two Chicago restaurants to its list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America — get the latest meeting and event planning industry news. The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago Unveils $100 Million Renovation Lettuce Entertain You Opens New Event Space at Historic Belden-Stratford Avec Restaurant Expansion Includes New Event Space Vertiport Chicago Offers New SkyShare Helicopter Service McCormick Place Unveils New Pop-Up Dining and Nearby Dog-Friendly Park Barrio Restaurant Opens in River North Chicago is One of the Top Three North American Meeting Destinations Chicago’s Virgin Hotels and Hotel Felix Make the List of America’s 10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels Bon Appétit Names Elske and Giant to its Hot 10 List of the Best New Restaurants in America
Published on August 16, 2017
Ace Hotel Chicago opens, the historic Ambassador hotel returns to Chicago, a new outdoor event space opens at the DuSable Museum of African American History, Steak 48 Debuts in River North, Bon Appétit names Chicago Restaurant City of the Year — get the latest meeting and event planning industry news.Ace Hotel Chicago OpensPUBLIC Chicago Hotel Rebrands to Ambassador ChicagoDuSable Museum of African American History Offers New Outdoor Event SpaceEmbassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile Opens Sky GardenNorwegian Air Announces New London Route from Chicago’s O’Hare International AirportSteak 48 Opens in River NorthSixteen Introduces Private Outdoor Garden TableMurray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant Slated for December Opening in Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Convention CenterBon Appétit names Chicago its Restaurant City of the YearThe Peninsula Chicago Ranks on Travel + Leisure’s List of the Top 15 City Hotels in the U.S.
Published on July 11, 2017
Hyatt Place Chicago Midway Airport debuts, Hotel Versey opens in Lincoln Park, the new Shore Club wows on North Avenue Beach, Condé Nast Traveler calls Chicago America’s best restaurant city — get the latest meeting and event planning industry news. Hyatt Place Chicago Midway Airport Makes Its Debut Radisson Chicago O’Hare is Now the Wyndham Chicago O’Hare Hotel Versey Opens in Lincoln Park The Publishing House Bed & Breakfast Opens in the West Loop New Shore Club Opens on Chicago’s North Avenue Beach Chef Named for New Theater on the Lake Restaurant to Open in Fall Two Hot Chicago Chefs Opening New River North Restaurant in Fall 2017 New Lakeview Market Food Hall Coming to Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood in 2018 Chicago Called America’s Best Restaurant City by Condé Nast Traveler
Published on June 28, 2017
Chicago’s Midtown Athletic Club set to debut its boutique hotel, Waldorf Astoria Chicago opens its Parisian-style courtyard to private events, Eden named a top new green venue for private events and meetings — get the latest meeting and event planning industry news. Midtown Athletic Club to Open America’s Largest Fitness Club and Boutique Hotel in Chicago The New Upscale Cambria Chicago Loop-Theatre District Hotel Opens Hotel EMC2 Opens in Chicago Renovated Talbott Hotel Reopens with New 20 East Restaurant Waldorf Astoria Chicago Offers Courtyard Venue for Private Events Chicago’s Historic Atlantic Bank Building to Reopen as Hotel Julian in 2018 Eden Named One of 11 New Green Venues for Meetings and Events TripAdvisor Names the Top 25 U.S. Destinations for 2017 (and Chicago is #7) Three Chicago Restaurants Make the List of OpenTable’s Top 100 Hot Spots in America for 2017 New Chicago Blues Experience Museum Planned to Open in 2019
Published on May 15, 2017
Chicago’s McCormick Place cited as a convention center on the cutting edge, American Airlines plans major expansion at O’Hare International Airport, Alinea named one of the best 50 restaurants in the world — get the latest meeting and event planning industry news. McCormick Place Cited as a Convention Center on the Cutting Edge Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel Debuts on Cvent 2017 List of Top U.S. Meeting Hotels American Airlines Plans Major Expansion at Chicago O’Hare Airport New Restaurants Announced for The Park at Wrigley Revitalized Arun’s Reopens with a New Private Dining Room Alinea Named One of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 Noah Sandoval of Chicago’s Oriole Named One of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2017 Millennium Park Named #1 Attraction in the Midwest
Published on April 18, 2017
Chicago is One of the Destinations on the Rise for Meetings in 2017 New Restaurants and Bar Coming to Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Virgin Hotels Chicago Offers Co-Working Space EVA Air Begins Hello Kitty Flights From Taipei To Chicago O’Hare International Airport Boleo Named One of the 6 Top Alfresco Dining Restaurants in America by FSR Magazine New United Center Atrium Featuring Iconic Michael Jordan Statue Opens Chicago’s American Writers Museum One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Nine New Must-See Museums Opening This Year
Published on April 1, 2017
Tapestry Collection by Hilton Coming to Chicago Travel + Leisure Calls The Robey Chicago One of the Best New Hotels in the World Forbes Travel Guide Reveals Its 2017 Star Award Winners (and Chicago Shines!) Chicago's Viceroy Hotel is One of the 12 Most Anticipated U.S. Hotel Openings of 2017 Michelin-Star Chef Michael Mina to Open Two Restaurants in Waldorf Astoria Chicago The Langham, Chicago Named Number-One Hotel in the Country by U.S. News & World Report Willis Tower Plans $500 Million Renovation