InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Makes a Big Splash with Dive-In Movie Series

  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Makes a Big Splash with Dive-In Movie Series

    POSTED August 6, 2019
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Makes a Big Splash with Dive-In Movie Series

    POSTED August 6, 2019

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has announced the launch of its Dive-In Movie series, a classic, child-friendly summer film series inside the hotel's historic indoor pool. Beginning at sunset every Saturday night through Labor Day, guests can grab a bag of freshly popped popcorn and complimentary inflatables to enjoy a full-length feature film projected on the hotel's 80-foot jumbo screen. Dry seating is also available for moviegoers who prefer land.

The property's Junior Olympic swimming pool was built in 1929 and is located on the 14th floor of the hotel's Executive Tower. The pool area transports guests from the city streets of Chicago to a relaxing retreat in Spain, with classic Spanish architecture including a hand-carved terracotta fountain, hand-painted majolica tiles, marble pillars, stained-glass fish scale windows and terracotta tray ceilings. The Dive-In Movie series is open to all guests of the hotel and Spa InterContinental members.

When you're not catching up on the summer's hottest films poolside, you can take in the property's amenities and convenient location. Ideally situated on Chicago’s vibrant Magnificent Mile, one block north of the Chicago River, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile stands at one of the city’s most exclusive addresses. 

"Our property affords prime access to upscale shopping, world-class dining, and iconic Chicago landmarks. This architectural gem, on the National Register of Historic Places, combines the elegance and grandeur of the Roaring Twenties with 21st Century amenities," says Alex Cuccia, director of sales. "Opulent ballrooms, commanding city views, and exceptional service have made our property synonymous with meetings, conferences, and corporate galas that truly inspire their attendees. With sophisticated accommodations, central location, and modern amenities, your next corporate function is sure to impress at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel."

Originally built as a men's athletic club, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile features a miniature golf course, shhooting range, billiards hall, running track, gymnasium, archery range, bowling alley and two-story boxing arena in addition to its impressive pool. The building boasts a Grand Ballroom, which features a six-ton Bacarrat crystal chandelier, the largest in America. The ballroom also has a gold-leaf dome encircled by 37 hand-painted murals, which were restored by Lido Lippi who previously worked on the restoration of the Sistine Chapel.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile proves that hospitality is in the smallest details. Throughout the building, there are many hidden “prohibition-style” bars, a testament to the hotel’s 1929 birthdate. Also, three relief carvings on the exterior of the eighth floor depict different scenes: Wisdom on the north wall, Consecration on the west, and Contribution to the south.

“With over 42,000 square feet of flexible and distinctive meeting space, our recent restorations have enhanced our historic, architectural beauty and bridged it with modern-day meeting aesthetics. Showcasing a new neutral color palette and sleek furnishings, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is the perfect place to inspire 10 to 1,000 attendees," Cuccia says.

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