- Chicago ranks second on Cvent’s Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
- Former Bulls’ Training Center Opens as Venue One North Shore
- Three New Hotel Development Projects are Happening at O’Hare
- American Airlines Speeding Up Security at O’Hare
- Steadfast, From The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, is Now Open
- InterContinental Chicago Caters to Chinese Travelers with “China-Ready” Offerings
- Nobu Hotel Chicago Breaks Ground
- Chicago Marriott Launches Fit Meetings
- Volaris Airlines Flies Between Chicago and Monterrey, Mexico
The former practice facility the Chicago Bulls used while Michael Jordan was leading the team to six NBA championships is now a premier North Shore location for social events. Planners can take advantage of 85,000 square feet of event space for meetings, celebrations and private functions. Highlights include an exclusive Wine Room, a 7,400-square-foot outdoor garden and on-site culinary staff.
Learn more about Venue One North Shore.
The arrival of three hotel development projects at O’Hare International Airport will more than double the current hotel capacity at the airport. This multi-million dollar investment will include the construction of two new hotels and the modernization of the existing O’Hare Hilton.
Learn more about the hotel projects.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American Airlines, through a joint initiative, will install new screening technology, including automated security screening lanes and computed tomography (CT) scanners, at select American Airlines hubs nationwide this fall.
Automated screening lanes will incorporate technology and screening station modifications that will decrease security times by approximately 30 percent.
Learn more about the airport security technology.
The new chef-driven concept inside The Kimpton Gray Hotel includes a dining room reminiscent of old Hollywood, elegant salads and small plates. Steadfast has a private dining room that accommodates up to 20 guests, and the restaurant has the capacity for larger group reservations as well.
The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group eatery showcases New American cuisine, incorporating Mediterranean and Portuguese influences. Menu highlights include Fried Chicken Skins, Chocolate Covered Foie Gras, Smoked Oxtail Croquette, Whole Roasted Duck, and Butter Poached Maine Lobster.
Learn more about Steadfast.
As part of a corporate-wide plan with InterContinental Hotels Group to attract Chinese travelers, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is pleased to offer those visiting from China a selection of "China-Ready” amenities designed to make their stay feel like home.
Offerings include authentic cuisine and Mandarin speaking staff trained to communicate with non-English visitors, along with a welcome pack, Chicago maps and magazines available in Mandarin, and Mandarin TV channels.
Learn more about the China-ready offerings.
Chicago's West Loop neighborhood will be home to celebrity chef-inspired hotel, Nobu, owned in partnership with actor Robert DeNiro. The property is slated to open on Restaurant Row in late 2017 and will mark the latest addition to Nobu's expanding collection of hotels. Nobu was recently named as the one of the world's top 25 innovative luxury brands by Robb Report.
Learn more about Nobu Hotel.
Learn more about Marriott fit meetings.
Learn more about the new flight route.