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CHICAGO SEES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF TOURISM RECORDS
Chicago's solid numbers in September paved the way to a sixth consecutive month of record hotel performance. As a result, Chicago has surpassed national growth across all key performance indicators, including Demand, Occupancy, Supply, Average Daily Rate, Revenue per Available Room and Revenue. A record 1.114 million rooms were available for occupancy during September, reflecting an additional 15,000 room nights for the same period last year.
MICROSOFT IGNITE ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2015 IN CHICAGO
Microsoft Ignite, a new technology conference, will be taking place in Chicago May 4-8, 2015 at McCormick Place. Approximately 20,000 visitors are expected to attend, which could bring in more than $47 million in estimated direct expenditures. Microsoft Ignite will focus on helping businesses succeed in the new era of mobile and cloud computing, covering a wide variety of important topics for technology professionals in attendance.
VOLARIS AIRLINES LAUNCHES O'HARE-GUADALAJARA SERVICE
Volaris Airlines has launched daily nonstop service between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Guadalajara, Jalisco. The nonstop flights to O'Hare are in addition to other Volaris flights to Midway International Airport. With this new service, Volaris becomes the only international carrier that operates to both of Chicago's airports.
INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE NAMED NORTH AMERICA'S LEADING BUSINESS HOTEL
In October, the World Travel Awards named the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile the continent's Leading Business Hotel and the United States' Leading Business Hotel. The property was recognized for its unparalleled services, upstanding facilities and consistency of quality.
InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts were also named North America's Leading Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards.