• InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Reveals Phase 1 of Event Space Renovations

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel reveals phase one of a multimillion-dollar project to restore its meeting and events spaces. Phase one revitalized several of the property’s ballrooms and pre-function space. As a property on the National Register of Historic Places, the restoration represents a fine-tuned balance of old and new with modern efficiencies complemented by the hotel’s Gatsby-Era charm.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to revitalize our beloved property,” says Pete Demay, general manager of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel “As a historic landmark, we work diligently each and every day to ensure guests enjoy the full experience of the hotel’s legacy. This restoration has enhanced the design of the hotel’s meeting and event space, while maintaining the beautiful qualities of its legendary, original architecture.”

Executed by Whitespace Interiors, phase one of the restoration project creates an atmosphere that is ideal for meetings and events of all sizes. Subdued hues celebrate the property’s unique character by highlighting the space’s bold patterns and intricate crystal-dipped chandeliers.

Phase two of the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel is set to be completed in early 2020.

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.