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.
- Hotel Zachary Opens Across from Wrigley Field
- American Airlines Adding a Dozen New Routes from O’Hare International Airport
- Ethiopian Airlines Becomes First African Carrier to Serve Chicago
- United Airlines Expands Automated Security Checkpoint Lanes At O'Hare
- U.S News & World Report Ranks Two Chicago Hotels as Tops in the Country
- Time Out Names Chicago the World’s Best City
The hotly anticipated Hotel Zachary has opened in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, right across the street from historic Wrigley Field. In addition to 173 guest rooms, Hotel Zachary offers the Alma Room for private events and the state-of-the-art American Airlines Conference Center for meetings.
In addition to the new hourly American Shuttle between Chicago and New York, American Airlines announced that it will be adding a dozen new domestic and international routes from O’Hare International Airport in 2018. Destinations include Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Vancouver, Canada and Venice, Italy.
Ethiopian Airlines has become the first airline based in Africa to serve Chicago. On June 9 the carrier will begin nonstop service three times a week between O’Hare International Airport and Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital.
United Airlines has increased its number of automated lanes to seven at O’Hare International Airport. Spread between two of several checkpoints, the new lanes will help travelers clear security more quickly.
Two of Chicago’s leading hotels were ranked in the top three in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The Peninsula Chicago came in at #2, followed by The Langham, Chicago. The annual ranking evaluates more than 24,000 luxury hotels across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Bermuda.
Chicago was ranked the best city for having it all based on Time Out’s extensive City Life Index, which involved surveying 15,000 people in 32 cities around the world. Chicago scored highest for factors that included dining, neighborhoods and residents’ overall happiness with their city.