USA Today readers heap accolades on Chicago businesses, two McCormick Place hotels to serve as headquarters for the Democratic National Convention, Choose Chicago welcomes visitors to its booth at the IPW show, Chicago’s largest hotel unveils its multimillion-dollar renovation, and O’Hare International is named Best Airport in North America.

Oakville Grill & Cellar
The Oakville Grill & Cellar

Chicago businesses make USA Today‘s 10Best lists

USA Today‘s readers have named their favorite places in the U.S. and Chicago scored big. In the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, ERIS Brewery and Cider House came out on top as Best Cidery. For Best New Restaurant, steakhouse Asador Bastian came in at No. 8, while the wine-focused Oakville Grill & Cellar placed No. 10. The St. Regis Chicago, a 101-story luxury property, ranked No. 9 for Best New Hotel.

Learn more about Eris Brewery and Cider House, Asador Bastian, The Oakville Grill & Cellar, and The St. Regis Chicago.

Two McCormick Place hotels serve as headquarters for the upcoming DNC

Marriott Marquis Chicago and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place will serve as the headquarters hotels for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), held in Chicago from Aug. 19 – 22, 2024. Thousands of party delegates and journalists will convene at the United Center, where the Democrats will officially present their nominations for U.S. president and vice president.
Learn more about Marriott Marquis Chicago and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Learn more about Marriott Marquis Chicago and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

Meet Choose Chicago at IPW

Stop by booth #801 and meet Choose Chicago representatives during the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW travel trade show, held from May 3 – 7, 2024 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Chicago is eager to showcase the best of the city for international travel buyers and journalists. Stay tuned for exciting details about Chicago hosting IPW in June 2025.

Learn more about IPW.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Chicago’s largest hotel reveals a multimillion-dollar renovation

This spring, the Hyatt Regency Chicago — the city’s biggest hotel and the largest Hyatt in the world — will unveil its stunning $102 million dollar renovation. The redesign features a contemporary look, incorporating artwork that reflects the city’s history. Enhancements include upgrades to the Loop hotel’s 2,032 guest rooms and suites.

Learn more about Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Terminal 5 Artwork at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport;
Terminal 5 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

Chicago’s O’Hare is named North America’s best airport

For the 20th consecutive year, Chicago’s O’Hare International was named Best Airport in North America by Global Traveler. Readers of the magazine for frequent luxury travelers cast more than 20,000 write-in votes for its annual survey, which recognizes excellence in 104 travel-related categories.

Learn more about Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.