• Experience the “Best of Chicago” with InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel

     
    POSTED October 29, 2019
     
  • Experience the “Best of Chicago” with InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel

     
    POSTED October 29, 2019
     

A highly acclaimed gem in the Chicago hotel scene, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel is inviting guests to elevate their stay with the introduction of its new Best of Chicago Package.

Beginning Nov. 1 with prices starting at $199 per night, this package allows guests to explore all that the Windy City has to offer. Beyond a stay in one of the hotel’s 792 luxurious rooms, the package offers guests the choice of two tickets to one of six Chicago-centric activities. To top off a day of exploration, the package also offers guests a taste of the hotel’s signature Chicago Truffle Skyline. (Think a delicious array of dessert truffles crafted to resemble the iconic skyline.)

Embrace your curiosity at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere with general admission tickets to the Museum of Science and Industry, or plan your own adventure with tickets to the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. For those looking for a thrill, look no further than 1,353 feet above the Chicago cityscape through the iconic Ledge at Skydeck Chicago.

Whether you’re looking to heighten your experience or just want to skip the lines, this package also offers guests a handful of VIP tickets to select destinations. Choose from the full VIP experience at the Shedd Aquarium, gaining total access to all exhibits and any special experiences like the Shedd’s current Underwater Beauty exhibit. For those with an artistic edge, VIP tickets to The Art Institute of Chicago provide guests with all-inclusive exhibit access, priority entry admission, guided tours and non-ticketed special exhibitions.

In addition to these ticket options, the hotel’s VIP tickets to The Field Museum include access to all regular exhibits, admission into the 3D theater, Underground Adventure, Cyrus Tang Hall of China and all special exhibits within the museum. Whereas general admission tickets only allow access to collection galleries and special exhibitions, these exclusive passes allow guests to explore all that the museum has to offer.

As with most facets of the meetings and events industry, the art of managing an event budget is a true balancing act. And while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty, Eventbrite revealed a pleasant surprise in its 2018 Pulse Report (which surveyed 1,200 planners), finding that event budgets overall appear to be on the rise. But where exactly are those budget dollars going these days and how can planners best spend to craft memorable moments?

 

According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, about 1.5 million Illinois workers are employed in the food and fiber system, ranking it as one of the top states in dependency on agriculture. The state’s 72,500 farms utilize 75 percent of Illinois land, including some of the most fertile soil in the world. While nicknamed “The Prairie State,” Illinois is truly a land of plenty and a hub for agritourism—with some of the largest agriculture-focused events (holding the potential for major economic impact) taking place inside its borders.

 

Set 27 stories above Chicago’s iconic theWit hotel, ROOF on theWit is paying tribute to Andy Warhol’s 1980 ad campaign for Absolut Vodka at Chicago’s original rooftop. What better way to celebrate than with a specialty cocktail; the ROOF is offering guests its very own crafted Absolut Warhol. The drink combines Absolut Elyx, Strawberry-Infused Bergamot Liqueur, St. Germain and House Lemon Sour, along with a lemon peel garnish as a nod to Andy’s blonde bangs.