Hiltons Come to McCormick Square

  • Hiltons Come to McCormick Square

     
    POSTED August 14, 2018
     

Defying industry norms by opening earlier than originally planned, the first-ever tri-branded Hilton development joined The Collection at McCormick Square this month.

Comprised of a Hilton Garden Inn, a Hampton Inn and a Home2Suites, the 23-story Hiltons at McCormick Place has a total of 466 guest rooms and 6,600 square feet of meeting space split among the three brands, and is directly attached to McCormick Place. Convenient for meeting guests, there’s one entrance point that allows access into all three properties. The complex also includes a shared fitness center, a Starbucks, an indoor pool and a business center.

“The Hiltons at McCormick Place make a phenomenal addition to the continuously developing landscape of McCormick Place and the Motor Row District,” says Kevin Calin, director of sales and marketing.

When it comes to F&B, complimentary breakfast is included at Hampton Inn and Home2 Suites, and made-to-order breakfast is available for at Hilton Garden Inn. Additional on-site dining options include a McCormick outpost of popular Wicker Park-based Fatpour Tapworks, offering 200 beers; and VU Skyward Bev + Eat, with two terraces and a solarium.

The entire Collection at McCormick Square development has more than 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space, 2,463 hotel rooms, 28 dining options, a 4,249-seat theater and the 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena, where ASAE will host its annual meeting opening night party next Saturday evening.

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.

 

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