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  • 2016 Best of Illinois Award Winners (Listed)

     
    POSTED May 9, 2017
     

BEST AUDIO-VISUAL/VISUAL PRESENTATION PROVIDER

THE WINNER IS: FROST
Chicago | 312.642.7600

Runners-up
» Encore Event Technologies
» Sound Investment

AV BEST CATERING COMPANY (ON- OR OFF-SITE)

THE WINNER IS: Food for Thought
Chicago | 847.786.0899

Runners-up
» Catering by Michaels
» Tasty Catering

BEST EVENT DÉCOR/FLORIST

THE WINNER IS: Kehoe Designs
Chicago | 312.421.0030

Runners-up
» The Flower Firm
» Phillip’s Flowers & Gifts

BEST RENTAL SERVICE PROVIDER

THE WINNER IS: Hall’s Rental
Niles | 847.929.2222

Runners-up
» Classic Party Rentals
» M&M Special Events

BEST TRANSPORTATION

THE WINNER IS: Windy City Limousine
Broadview | 847.916.9300

Runners-up
» A1 Limousine
» Signature Transportation Group

BEST ENTERTAINMENT (PERFORMER OR TALENT AGENCY)

THE WINNER IS: Toast & Jam
Chicago | 773.687.8833

Runners-up
» BeatMix Music
» Fig Media, Inc.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

THE WINNER IS: Fig Media, Inc.
Chicago | 773.466.8800

Runners-up
» Fred Fox Studio (tie)
» Matthew Kaplan Photography (tie)
» Rick Aguilar Studios

BEST TEAM-BUILDING

THE WINNER IS: Corporate Event Interactive, Inc.
Chicago | 312.540.1000

Runners-up
» Topgolf
» Pinstripes

BEST CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU OUTSIDE CHICAGOLAND

THE WINNER IS: Visit Springfield Illinois
Springfield | 217.789.2360

Runners-up
» Bloomington-Normal Area CVB
» Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau

BEST CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU IN CHICAGOLAND

THE WINNER IS: Meet Chicago Northwest
Schaumburg | 847.490.1010

Runners-up
» Chicago’s North Shore CVB
» Rosemont Convention & Tourism Bureau

BEST DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY

THE WINNER IS: Chicago Travel Consultants
Chicago | 773.880.5878

Runners-up
» 360 Destination Group
» ACCESS Destination Services - Chicago

BEST HOTEL WITH MEETING/EVENT SPACE (MORE THAN 350 GUEST ROOMS)

THE WINNER IS: LondonHouse Chicago
Chicago | 312.357.1200

Runners-up
» The Drake Hotel Chicago
» JW Marriott Chicago

BEST HOTEL WITH MEETING/EVENT SPACE (LESS THAN 350 GUEST ROOMS)

THE WINNER IS: The Peninsula Chicago
Chicago | 312.337.2888

Runners-up
» Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
» Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

BEST PRIVATE DINING SPACE IN A RESTAURANT

THE WINNER IS: River Roast Chicago
Chicago | 312.822.0100

Runners-up
» Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
» Little Goat

BEST CONFERENCE OR RESORT VENUE

THE WINNER IS: McCormick Place
Chicago | 312.791.7000

Runners-up
» Eaglewood Resort & Spa
» Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

BEST VENUE OUTSIDE CHICAGOLAND

THE WINNER IS: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin | 800.558.3417

Runners-up
» Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
» BMO Harris Bank Center

BEST NEW VENUE

THE WINNER IS: The Kimpton Gray Hotel
Chicago | 877.771.7031

Runners-up
» The Barn
» Hotel Chicago

BEST RENOVATION

THE WINNER IS: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Chicago | 312.372.7200

Runners-up
» The Peninsula Chicago
» Waldorf Astoria Chicago

BEST COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY VENUE

THE WINNER IS: Gleacher Center at The University of Chicago
Chicago | 312.464.8787

Runners-up
» The Theatre School at DePaul University
» UIC Forum

BEST HISTORIC OR CULTURAL VENUE

THE WINNER IS: Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago | 312.443.3600

Runners-up
» Adler Planetarium
» The Field Museum

BEST HOLIDAY PARTY VENUE

THE WINNER IS: Navy Pier
Chicago | 312.595.7437

Runners-up
» Carnivale
» The Drake Hotel Chicago

BEST NIGHTLIFE EVENT SPACE

THE WINNER IS: Untitled Supper Club
Chicago | 312.880.1511

Runners-up
» Revel Fulton Market
» The Underground

BEST OUTDOOR OR ROOFTOP VENUE

THE WINNER IS: Cindy’s Rooftop Bar
Chicago | 312.792.3502

Runners-up
» Lincoln Park Zoo
» Ravinia

BEST SPORTS VENUE

THE WINNER IS: Soldier Field
Chicago | 312.235.7000

Runners-up
» United Center
» Wrigley Field

Congratulations to the finalists for Illinois Meetings + Events' 2016 Best of Illinois awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Thursday, May 11 at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, where the winners and 2016 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

* Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofIL2016

 

The annual Best of Awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game.

 

Our 2015 Hall of Famers are the strong and steady backbone of the ever-changing meetings and events industry.