Why Choose Chicago
Choose Chicago is the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago. Choose Chicago represents McCormick Place, the largest and most adaptable convention center in the Western Hemisphere and Navy Pier, Chicago's 3,330-foot pier on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Whether you’re hosting a small corporate meeting or a major tradeshow, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Chicago. In addition to our convention facilities, Chicago offers a variety of hotel space and unique special event venues like The Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum that will make your meeting a memorable one. The city’s array of meeting and event space is just the start. Chicago has more than 100,000 hotel rooms in the metropolitan area and 33,000 rooms downtown providing you with service, comfort and value at every price point. Additionally, the construction of two new hotels, the Radisson Blu and Langham Hotel, will add another 600+ rooms to Chicago’s diverse hotel inventory. Plus, the Hyatt Regency McCormick announced a full renovation and 461 room expansion by the end of 2013. And when it comes to getting to Chicago, our prime location and two international airports make Chicago second to none in accessibility. We offer 2,900 daily direct flights and 166 daily departures to 44 countries. Not to mention 50 Amtrak trains arrive and depart Chicago daily. So you can get to Chicago from nearly anywhere in the world at any time of day. Once you’re here, your attendees will find world-class accommodations, world-renowned cultural institutions, nightlife and music for every style, theater that’s home to world-premiere shows, and a dining scene that has so many accolades, it’s in a ranking of its own. In fact, Alinea was recently named the number one restaurant in North America. With unmatched assets and scenic beauty like Millennium Park and 26 miles of shoreline, you’ll also enjoy the view. That’s why Travel + Leisure readers recently voted Chicago Best Skyline. So come experience Chicago and see for yourself why it’s in a class of its own. We look forward to working with you!
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Distance from airport
- O'Hare International Airport
27.36 km from city center
- Chicago Midway International Airport
16.09 km from city center
Maggie Daley Park
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry
No matter its size, your event is as important to us as it is to you. By including Choose Chicago in your search process, you can benefit from the following complimentary services: •Venue search assistance for hotels and off-site facilities in downtown and surrounding areas •Chicago marketing materials (videos, photos, ads, maps, customized microsite and more) to help promote your Chicago event. •Site inspection coordination •Service provider recommendations for Chicago's robust business community •Local media contacts to help you raise awareness of your upcoming event •City promotions, including group and visitor discounts