• Idea Studio is a Blank Canvas for Any Type of Creative Event

    The All-New Space is Open for Business

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

Book your event in a space with a blank canvas and let your ideas inform the venue. That’s the idea behind the new IDEA Studio in downtown Chicago. Housed in the International Interior Design Association office, this venue has an intricate mosaic-tiled entryway, which gives way to walls of windows and a clean design that serves as a canvas for any kind of event. Amenities like state-of-the-art A/V and meals in the on-site catering kitchen can be included.

“Our guests love the openness and personality of the space,” says Anastasia Gedman, special events manager at IIDA. “Clients aren’t confined to a dull, windowless meeting room—instead, they are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling views of Michigan Avenue and custom-designed offices.”

The IIDA office offers 2,800 square feet of flexible space. Smaller options include an executive boardroom, multiple conference rooms, a reception space and intimate lounge vignettes.  

Nearly 500 people from Illinois and the greater Midwest gathered at the stunning Palmer House Hilton Feb. 26-28 for the annual Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism. During the three-day event, attendees had the chance to hear from key industry officials, including an opening keynote from Carroll Rheem, vice president of research for Brand USA; a luncheon talk on crisis management and tourism security from Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of Tourism & More; and an address by Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, at the closing breakfast.

 

By training her team to view every guest as an individual, Catherine Mrowiec is changing the impersonal perception of large hotels.

 

New venues in this iconic neighborhood are a grand slam.