Palmer House Hilton

Event Snapshots: Tourism Talk

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.

PALMER HOUSE HILTON ANNOUNCED AS TRIPLE WINNER AT THE HISTORIC HOTELS OF AMERICA 2014 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

The Historic Hotels of America recently announced the 2014 Awards of Excellence winners at the Hotel Hershey. Proving victorious, Palmer House Hilton was awarded the titles of Best Historic Hotel and Hotel Historian of the Year; the latter recognized PR director, Ken Price, a 30+ year veteran of the hotel, for his unique History is Hott tour.

Date Announced for Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism

The Illinois Governor's Conference on Travel & Tourism has announced the date for the 2014 conference held in downtown Chicago. The event will take place February 3-5 at the Palmer House Hilton.

The conference conference committee, ICCVB and the Illinois Office of Tourism have planned to kick off the event with the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards featuring Bill Kurtis as the Master of Ceremony on Monday evening.

More details about this event will become available in the coming months.

 

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