Population: 22,390

Location: Lisle’s convenient location is just far enough to retreat to a natural setting while close enough to all of the urban buzz. At the crossroads of I-88 & I-355, the quaint town is only 25 miles from both O’Hare and Midway airports and just 25 miles from downtown Chicago.

Key contact: Robin Friday, director of sales

Phone Number: 630.769.1000 ext 11

Must-Sees: The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized, 1,700-acre outdoor museum, which encompasses 500 acres of plant collections and gardens and 900 acres of woodlands, prairie, meadows, lakes and streams. Groups can get lost in the Hedge Maze or rent a bike to explore the grounds during the warmer months; in the winter, snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals are available. With advance notice, groups can also incorporate an educational program, tour or catering option into a visit.

Other attractions include the River Bend Golf Club, Village of Lisle- Benedictine University Sports Complex (home to the Chicago Red Stars, a women’s professional soccer league), the Chicago Bulls/White Sox Training Academy and the Jurica Nature Museum, which houses one of the largest bird collections in the Midwest. All venues offer unique opportunities for group outings and programs.

Hotels: The many Lisle hotels—including three full-service branded locations of the Hilton, Hyatt and Sheraton Lisle Hotel and a limited-service Extended Stay Americ —have a combined 960 rooms and feature 56,500 square feet of meeting space along with ample complimentary parking. The properties have hosted a variety of events from corporate and association meetings to conferences and retreats for religious, military, educational and fraternal groups. Lisle has played host to tour and travel groups and many national sporting events as well.

Restaurants: Along with fine dining at the hotels, such as Allgauer’s at the Hilton and Chatfield’s at the Hyatt, there are a number of great neighborhood spots. With 25 restaurants suitable for small gatherings or large groups, you can try fresh seafood at Catch 35, Italian fine dining at La Sorella Di Francesca and traditional American fare at Morton’s and Sullivan’s Steakhouses.

How the CVB Helps:
We provide meeting planners complete assistance in choosing a meeting site and conference services.  

The Lisle CVB will locate space, check hotel availability and establish room blocks. We can arrange for site inspections and familiarization tours. All our services are complimentary including name badges, registration assistance and welcome bags, which can save planners valuable time, energy and money.

For Your Calendar:
» November 21-January 3: Illuminations at The Morton Arboretum
» December 6-7: Lights of Lisle/Once Upon a Christmas
» December 7: Polar Express Santa Train
» January 24-25: Husky Heroes at The Morton Arboretum

Connect: stayinlisle.com

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.

 

Sports tourism in Illinois is much more than just a seat in the stadium.