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9 Loop hotels for meetings

Put your attendees in the middle of it all — iconic Chicago attractions, tours, museums, restaurants, and nightlife — with these centrally located Loop accommodations that range from boutique to big hotels. On-site meetings are made easy by the ample space and endless options offered at these properties.

1. Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Guests enjoy world-class amenities and service while overlooking Grant and Millennium parks at this 687-room property just steps from Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile, and the Loop Theatre District. The Four-Diamond Fairmont boasts 15 meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of 10 to 2,000, while their exclusive green conference planning program—Eco-Meet—ensures a reduced environmental impact.

2. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Industry conferences, corporate events, and social gatherings feel right at home in the sleek Radisson Blu Aqua’s flexible meeting and event space that spans two floors, 13 meeting rooms and nearly 28,000 square feet (including a 7,000-square-foot outdoor area). The standout Atlantic Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic city views, accommodating up to 1,650 guests reception-style or 588 for a seated dinner.

3. Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Sophisticated and upscale, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel rests on the northern edge of the historic Loop and delivers stunning views, stylish rooms, spacious suites and a trendy nightlife scene. Choose from 21 event rooms (the Grand Ballroom seats 1,000) and 28 breakout rooms, totaling more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

4. Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop

First-class, boutique-style suites await at this Loop property. Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop guests enjoy fully equipped kitchens and separate areas for living, working, dining, and sleeping. Business gatherings and social events for up to 250 attendees can be accommodated in 13 event rooms, totaling more than 9,000 square feet of space.

5. Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown

This chic boutique hotel located close to the Loop Financial District melds contemporary design with historic Chicago architecture. With 4,400 square feet of modern space, the Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown specializes in intimate corporate and association meetings, as well as product launches and sales meetings.

6. Virgin Hotels Chicago

Eight intelligently designed event and meeting spaces range from the industrial-style Manor for large groups to the intimate Founder’s Room. Ask about the whimsical Funny Library and the 25th floor Upstairs (with an outdoor covered terrace) for fun, casual lunch or dinner meetings. The Virgin trademark ensures innovative technology and customization.

7. theWit Chicago – A Doubletree by Hilton

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Attendees have been known to swoon over their experiences at theWit Chicago – A Doubletree by Hilton, a Four-Diamond destination, just steps from Millennium Park, the Loop Theatre District, and Museum Campus. Creative energy flows from the more than 7,000 square feet of meeting space, complemented by 16-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Be sure to check out the stunning rooftop ROOF lounge, open year-round.

8. W Chicago – City Center

Set in Chicago’s Loop Financial District, W Chicago – City Center, this hotel has revamped its dramatic Beaux Arts-style lobby and unveiled a new restaurant called Midland Social Club, featuring works of graffiti by local Chicago artists. W Chicago features more than 14,000 square feet of modern meeting and event space, accommodating up to 350 attendees.

9. The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown

Located at the confluence of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue, The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown offers more than 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for groups ranging from 10 to 500. The 39th-floor Penthouse Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic city views, accommodating 250 guests for a cocktail reception.

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