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.
- Aloft Chicago Mag Mile Opens
- The St. Clair Hotel Debuts
- Condé Nast Traveler Names Chicago Best Big City in the U.S.
- Hyatt Regency Chicago Ranks in Cvent’s List of Top 100 U.S. Meeting Hotels
- Chicago Events Cited in BizBash’s Top 100 Events in the U.S. 2018
The stylish 333-room Aloft Chicago Mag Mile opened on Ontario Street, close to North Michigan Avenue. The 19-floor hotel also features four suites and seven meeting rooms, with 5,609 total square feet of meeting space.
The 15-story St. Clair Hotel, an upper-midscale Red Roof hotel that’s the flagship of the company’s new Red Collection, opened just a block off The Magnificent Mile. The 208-room hotel features modern, affordably priced guest rooms decorated with black-and-white images of iconic Chicago buildings.
For the second year in a row, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Chicago to the top spot in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Cities in the U.S., thanks in part to our city’s “magnificent architecture, stunning museums, brilliant chefs and a massive brewing scene.”
Hyatt Regency Chicago snagged the #16 Spot in Cvent’s ranking of the 2018 Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the U.S. The massive hotel offers 2,032 guest rooms and 240,000 square feet of total meeting space.
Several Chicago events, including NeoCon, Lollapalooza, Chicago Gourmet and the James Beard Foundation Awards, were cited in BizBash’s list of the Top 100 events held in the U.S. in 2018. BizBash chose the events based on attendance, buzz, innovation, economic impact and the event’s importance in its specific market.