• Swipe Right for Venues in Chicago

    This new app makes choosing a venue simpler than ever. 

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

If you’ve ever felt like the process of finding and booking a venue is due for an update, the introduction of Breather to the Chicago market is the game changer you’ve been waiting for. Whether you need a venue for a huge event, a quick off-site meeting or a personal day to get things done away from an open-plan office, you can pull up Breather on your phone or computer and browse for listings available by the hour or by the day.

As of press time, there are 40 spaces to choose from, including a venue on the Magnificent Mile, a flexible space with A/V capabilities in the business district and breakout rooms in the Civic Opera building. 

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.