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Chicago Meetings News: January 2018
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Chicago Meetings News: January 2018

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. 

Chicago Meetings News: December 2017
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Chicago Meetings News: December 2017

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. 

Chicago Meetings News: November 2017
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Chicago Meetings News: November 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

Chicago Meetings News: October 2017
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Chicago Meetings News: October 2017

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

Chicago Meetings News: September 2017
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Chicago Meetings News: September 2017

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.

CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: AUGUST 2017
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CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: AUGUST 2017

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

Chicago Meetings News: July 2017
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Chicago Meetings News: July 2017

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

CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: JUNE 2017
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CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: JUNE 2017

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

CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: MAY 2017
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CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: MAY 2017

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

CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: APRIL 2017
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CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: APRIL 2017

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

2017 CHICAGO AIRPORTS UPDATE
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2017 CHICAGO AIRPORTS UPDATE

Published on March 19, 2017

Chicago leads the way when it comes to accessibility. We rest conveniently in the center of the country and boast two first-class Chicago airports–O’Hare and Midway–with thousands of daily inbound and outbound flights to more than 240 destinations. Find out what’s new for 2017 at both airports.  

CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: MARCH 2017
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CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: MARCH 2017

Published on March 1, 2017

Hilton’s First Tri-Branded Hotel Breaks Ground at McCormick Place Marriott Marquis Chicago is one of PCMA’s Five Most Anticipated Hotel Openings in 2017 The Langham, Chicago and The Peninsula Chicago Lead TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards for the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States New Hotels in 2017: New York, L.A., Chicago to Get Room Boom Chicago’s Windy City Attractions: New venues infused with history remind planners what makes this city special Talbott Hotel to Shut Down for $20 million Renovation Chicago’s Essex Inn to Undergo Expansion and Get a New Name Midway Airport to Expand Concessions with $75 million Project SAVOR…Chicago and BrickStone Brewery Unveil McCormick Place Everyday Ale Chicago’s Alinea, Parachute and The Publican on Eater’s List of The Best Restaurants in America (again!)

CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: FEBRUARY 2017
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CHICAGO MEETINGS NEWS: FEBRUARY 2017

Published on February 19, 2017

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Tourism in 2016 2017 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Chicago Venues for Meetings and Events Hotel Burnham Has a New Owner and a New Name Chicago’s The Gwen Launches Guest Room Redesign Chicago’s Windy City Attractions: New venues infused with history remind planners what makes this city special Time Out Chicago Picks the Best New Restaurants of 2016 The 2016 Lyftie Awards Names Navy Pier as Top Tourist Destination in the U.S. Three Dots and a Dash Most Instagrammed Restaurant in Illinois

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