As the hub of the Midwest, it’s easy to fall in love with Chicago. The stunning shoreline lends an impactful first impression that quickly gives way to internationally acclaimed museums, pulsating nightlife, five-star food, championship sports teams, and world-renowned architecture. Thanks to two international airports featuring thousands of flight options and 43,000 hotel rooms with properties catering to every type of corporate traveler, it’s no wonder Chicago is a favorite for corporate events among meeting and event planners.
We all love The Windy City’s deep-dish pizza and hot dogs served sans ketchup, but there is so much more to the food scene than just these trademark staples. In fact, Chicago is constantly ranked among the best food cities in the United States. That’s owed to innovative food hall concepts, celebrity chefs firing up the dining scene, and world-renowned food festivals, like Taste of Chicago, Chicago Gourmet, and the James Beard Foundation Awards (aka the “Oscars of the food world,” which the city has hosted since 2015). A couple of the latest and greatest places to savor it all? Fulton Market District, boasting molecular gastronomy in a glass at The Aviary to the Top Chef–helmed Monteverde; and Time Out Market, featuring 18 distinct stalls offering a highly curated selection of culinary standouts from an all-star cast of Michelin and James Beard award-winning chefs.
From the stratospheric and newly renovated Willis Tower to Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained-glass Robie House, Chicago has a long legacy dedicated to arts and architecture and offers options that can be completely customized to create the ultimate corporate event experience. Whimsical public art punctuates the streets, while highly anticipated exhibits continue to crop up at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Of Contemporary Art. The Chicago Architecture Center serves as the perfect launchpad for a personal discovery of the city’s stunning buildings and their enduring legacy. And, of course, there’s the improv comedy scene, home to the lauded Second City where Tina Fey and Amy Poehler first met.
Chicago’s hotel supply is reaching record levels as we speak. According to the city tourism bureau Choose Chicago, nearly 4,000 new guest rooms were added to downtown Chicago since January 2016, and another 2,700 rooms opened by the end of 2019. That means the city is casting a wide net to cater to the needs of every traveler. From boutique hotels like Hotel EMC2 and The Hoxton to historic roaring twenties architecture at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, event planners are bound to find a style of accommodation that suits their group best.
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