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Dear Reader,
We are pleased to bring you this I&MI Media Special Edition on the dynamic city of Chicago.
The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, the Hyatt Regency Chicago and the JW Marriott are all part of I&MI Media's
Do-It-Yourself Workbook and their presentations can be accessed and downloaded on www.i-mi.com.
Bill LaViolette, Managing Director
I&MI Media
When your skyline is a trophy case of modern architecture featuring three of the tallest buildings in the world, you tend to stand out. That said, it's really the less-than-obvious qualities of Chicago that make it rise above the rest.
Two international airports, expansive public transportation and thousands of taxicabs make Chicago easy to get to and to get around. In fact, there are more direct flights to Chicago than any city in the world. Everything else Chicago has to offer, however, makes it very difficult to leave.
Each year, Chicago welcomes millions of visitors. More than 100,000 hotel rooms provide the very best in service and comfort. With so many options, there's something to fit every visitor's style and budget. What's more, thousands of the rooms are just steps away from all of downtown Chicago's amazing assets.
With more than 5500 restaurants featuring cuisine from every corner of the globe, Chicago gives you just as much reason to look down at your plate as it does to look up at the skyline. Maybe even more, given how impressed you'll be. For 2011, seven Chicago restaurants earned the prestigious Five Diamond Award from AAA. That's more than any other city in North America. On TripAdvisor.com, Chicago was voted #5 among the Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations in the World. Suffice it to say, Chicago dining goes much deeper than its famous pizza.
Food for thought is just as abundant throughout the city. 40 museums call Chicago home, including the world-renowned Art Institute, which has the largest Impressionist collection outside the Louvre. More than 150 theaters fill the city with plays, comedy and Broadway musicals. And countless clubs and live music venues add to a pulse that already beats strong. As if that weren't enough, Chicago also offers more free events than any city in the USA.
Chicago has some of the best shopping in the world. At its heart is The Magnificent Mile, a virtual runway for the latest fashions. Just a few blocks away, Oak Street and State Street offer everything from megastores to hip boutiques. And short cab rides to Bucktown, Lincoln Park and other neighborhoods give you even more fashionable choices.
While there's no window display for business trends, Chicago has a tradition of creating them. Maybe that explains why 29 of the Fortune 500 companies and 55 other publicly traded companies are based here. As a result, Chicago has one of the largest and most diverse economies in the world, ranking it first in number of business service professionals, high-tech employment, distribution and manufacturing. It's no wonder so many industries and organizations choose Chicago for meetings and conventions.
Meeting Space
Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau
Like the city itself, Chicago's meeting and convention facilities are unrivaled. They're the largest and most flexible in North America. McCormick Place features 2.6 million square feet of exhibit halls, 173 meeting rooms with 600,000 square feet of space, multiple theaters and state-of-the-art design. The exhibit space alone exceeds that of any other convention center in the country. Just north of McCormick Place, Navy Pier has 170,000 square feet of exhibit space, meeting rooms with a total of 48,000 square feet, and a grand ballroom featuring panoramic views of the city and Lake Michigan. And both facilities are the only venues in the world with the most advanced Internet connection permanently available. They have everything you need for massive conventions, intimate gatherings and everything in between. Global. Forward thinking. Always inspiring. "Chicago has what you need to make your meeting or convention nothing short of a big success.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago Hyatt Regency Chicago Be in the middle of it all at Hyatt Regency Chicago. Convenient services and amenities, numerous acclaimed restaurants and lounges, and an ideal downtown location make Hyatt Regency Chicago a premier destination for meetings and events. Whether you are planning a simple one-day meeting, an elaborate week-long conference, a small private dinner for 20, or a high profile gala for 1,500, you will find everything to achieve success, including experienced planners, innovative technology, creative catering, and a meeting concierge by your side from start to finish. The hotel can handle all types and sizes of events, and offers a location close to major attractions, entertainment, shopping and the Magnificent Mile; it also provides easy access to Navy Pier and McCormick Place. It serves as an ideal option for headquarter hotel room blocks. Some of the services offered include WiFi throughout the atrium lobby, a business center, six restaurants and lounges to name but a few. The authentic hospitality received just tops it all off.
JW Marriott Chicago
JW Marriott Chicago JW Marriott Chicago Soaring among skyscrapers in the heart of one of the world's most powerful financial districts, the luxurious JW Marriott Chicago was originally designed by renowned architect Daniel Burnham, an urban planner who created the modern city plan for Chicago. With exquisite architecture and elegant décor, this historical landmark's US$396 million restoration blends Burnham's distinctive style with 21st century sensibility, providing downtown Chicago with a hotel of distinctive pedigree. The JW Marriott Chicago exemplifies the brand's fresh take on luxury - providing touches of elegance and finely-tuned service that elevate the overall travel experience. The JW is home to a signature restaurant and a wellness center including a 20,000 sqft/1,860 sqm spa with 14 treatment rooms. All 610 guest rooms feature custom bedding with designer duvets, plush toppers and rich linens, spacious work desk and luxurious five-fixture marble bathrooms. Our meeting professionals zero in on your event with a dedicated focus - providing you with an unprecedented attention to detail and the comfort level you deserve. Our magnificent lakefront city blends old world charm with modern convenience and world-class attractions with Midwest character.
Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

Mark D. Tunney
 Senior Vice President, Sales & Services,
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616-1490
p: 312 567-8481

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Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
Tel +1 312 565 1234
Fax +1 312 239 4541
Email hrcsales@hyatt.com
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JW Marriott Chicago
151 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603 USA
Tel +1 312 660 8200
Fax +1 312 660 8201
Email steve.conklin@marriott.com
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