by Agatha Gilmore | August 01, 2012
Meeting Hotels
Properties include the 2,019-room Hyatt Regency Chicago, 1,543-room Hilton Chicago, 1,214-room Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 1,198-room Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 800-room Hyatt Regency McCormick Place-Chicago, 687-room Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park and 661-room Swissotel Chicago.

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Convention Centers
McCormick Place; exhibit space, 2.6 million square feet; meeting rooms, 170; (312) 791-7000

Navy Pier; exhibit space, 170,100 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 36; (312) 595-7434

In Rosemont: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; exhibit space, approximately 840,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 50; (847) 692-2220

Room tax, 16.39%; sales tax, 9.5%; total tax on hotel rooms, 16.39%

Group Venues
Downtown, the new 63-room Ivy Boutique Hotel features 3,100 square feet of event space, including a 15th-floor ballroom with 14-foot-high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, a bamboo floor and oversize windows allowing spectacular views. (312) 335-5444

In nearby Rosemont, the 4,400-seat Akoo Theatre creates a warm reception with an elegant, mahogany-trimmed lobby, in addition to providing state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. Full-service catering is available. (847) 671-5100

The Allstate Arena, also in Rosemont, is one of the largest indoor event facilities in the area, offering seating for 18,500, a 12,500-square-foot ballroom and six additional breakout rooms. (847) 635-6601

Choose Chicago, (312) 567-8569