• Get in a Good Workout at One of These 3 Hotels

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

Chicago hotels are inviting meeting attendees to bust a move with new fitness programs that really stretch the limits of breakout sessions.

JW Marriott Chicago recently launched the “Fit Meetings” program, exclusively tailored to meeting participants. It offers a choice of three breakout enhancements that focus on meditation, posture and boosting energy or three longer-format fitness classes led by the spa’s Nike-certified personal trainers. Groups of up to 200 are welcome. 

InterContinental Chicago is overcoming that afternoon slump with more mindful exercises. The new “Get Centered” program is through a partnership with CorePower Yoga and allows guests a complimentary week pass to a nearby studio as well as a mat to use throughout the stay.  

As part of its new Signature Event offerings, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park begins the day with a Morning Bike Tour. Guests are able to rent a set of wheels and then bike along the lakefront at their own pace. Upon returning, bottled water, a chilled towel and a healthy menu of fresh juices and seed mixes will be waiting. 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Andrea Hahn, general manager of Chicago’s new MB Ice Arena, knows her way around an ice rink.

 

Held at the United Center Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Laver Cup—a men’s tennis tournament pitting six top European players against six of their counterparts—marked the first time this major event has been held in the United States. Total event attendance was more than 93,000 people, with fans from around the world traveling to Chicago for an unforgettable experience with the game’s best players. “The Laver Cup was a huge win for Chicago,” says Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission.