• Small Gatherings Invited to Enjoy the Views at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

     
    POSTED October 6, 2014
     
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, now offers guests the opportunity to to drink in the view during their next holiday party or company dinner with exclusive access to the Grand Suites located on the 37th floor of the hotel.
 
These stunning, recently-renovated Grand Suites feature naturally awe-inspiring views of the city skyline from both Grant and Millennium Park to the south and Lake Michigan to the east. The suites are perfect for holiday gatherings of 15-50 guests and provide a unique, sophisticated experience. 
 
Planners who book their party by Oct. 10, will receive early bird suite rates and a complimentary swag bag for each guest.
 
Designed by Looney & Associates, the earth-tone palette of the Grand Suites features vibrant works of art and custom furniture designed by Mark David, a Kohler Company. Each of the four Grand Suites offers its own unique design elements that create a distinct personality: sleek, private, chic, and awe-inspiring. 
           
For larger gatherings of up to 1,100, the hotel also offers a newly renovated 63,000 square foot event space.
 
All meetings between Nov. 5 and Dec. 31, 2014 will also benefit children in need through the Room Nights for Rascals program. During that time, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park will donate one gift to a child in need for every $150 spent on rooms and catered events. The toys will be donated to the group’s 501(c)(3) charity of choice or Fairmont’s preferred charity.

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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.