CHICAGO

The soaring heights of the Willis Tower. The Magnificent Mile. The Cloud Gate. Chicago is famous for its many attractions. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from 1,300 feet in the air at the Willis Tower. Shop along one of the great avenues of the world with over 460 retail stores–there is something for every style. From the legendary “Bean” sculpture, to the Crown Fountain, Pritzker Stage and Chase Promenade, Millennium Park provides many options for spectacular events.  Take a stroll through the gardens surrounding Buckingham Fountain and ride the legendary, giant Ferris wheel at Navy Pier.

Whether your event need is a private dine-a-round or a gala event, a themed party or corporate teambuilding, AlliedPRA Chicago  can create the ultimate experience for your group. Along with a unique experience, AlliedPRA Chicago offers an unmatched dedication to customer satisfaction. Pick a venue, a theme or an activity, and AlliedPRA Chicago will transform it with the style and sophistication of this fascinating city.

Destinations we serve: Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, St. Louis

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Hanson J. Ansary, President & CEO

Dr. Ansary is the President and CEO of AlliedPRA Chicago, a position he has held since 2002.  He brings to his position nearly 20 years of senior management background, including extensive international experience.  Hanson has been or is the Chairman, President or Director of several national and/or international associations and organizations, including the International Society of Group Travel Professionals (ISGTP).  He is a biographee in most Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in America and a member of many industry associations.  When not burning the midnight oil at the office, Hanson is a big fan… Read More

Dr. Ansary is the President and CEO of AlliedPRA Chicago, a position he has held since 2002.  He brings to his position nearly 20 years of senior management background, including extensive international experience.  Hanson has been or is the Chairman, President or Director of several national and/or international associations and organizations, including the International Society of Group Travel Professionals (ISGTP).  He is a biographee in most Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in America and a member of many industry associations.  When not burning the midnight oil at the office, Hanson is a big fan of cinema.  He was even an amateur movie critic at some point it time!

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Christopher McAnany, National Sales Manager
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Clara Debortoli, Vice President of Finance
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Claudia Zervos, Marketing & Communication Manager
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Eneyda Rodriguez, Director of Operations
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Hanson J. Ansary, President & CEO
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Heather English, National Sales Manager
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Katie Sigler, Program Manager
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Kellie Walker, Program Manager
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Maria Duran, Program Manager

CHICAGO: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

Hit the Waves in Summer

From stand-up paddle boarding to jet-skiing and kayaking, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the Chicago River or at Chicago’s famous beaches right downtown.

Wright this Way to Robie House

Architectural fans will love this tour. Frank Lloyd Wright is an icon of the architectural world known not only here in Chicago, but around the globe. Chicago was blessed Frank Lloyd Wright called Chicago home for many years.

Chicago Cubs Rooftops

Take me out to the ballgame! When combining the thrills of the Chicago Cubs and the luxury of the Chicago rooftops, you will be getting the ultimate Chicago experience.

Ghosts, Gangsters, and Ghouls of the Windy city

Explore these chilling nighttime tours of Chicago’s dark past and deadly secrets and visit the best and least known haunted places. Or better yet, take a Haunted Segway tour.

The Ledge

Experience heights at the tallest building in North America. The Ledge brings an exhilarating new experience to the sky deck of the Willis (formerly known as Sears Tower). At 1,353 feet up, the Ledge glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet on the 103rd floor.

Blues

Buddy Guy’s Legends is a mecca for blues lovers. Countless famous musicians have graced the stage including Eric Clapton, David Bowie and many more. Here you can find the largest collections of rare Blues memorabilia in the world.

Tasty Chicago Tour

Whether you are interested in sampling Chicago-style pizza or hot dogs or getting a taste of a cultural enclave, there’s no shortage of food tour options in Chicago.

Chicago by Boat

The best way to admire Chicago’s world-renowned architecture is by boat. Whether it is an architectural river cruise or luxurious dinner cruise, be sure to learn about the birthplace of skyscrapers.

Bottle & Bottega

Uncork some fun with this hands-on painting class and get inspired by a glass of wine while exploring your hidden artistic flair.

Channel your Inner Designer!

Head to the “Magnificent Mile” and visit the Gold Coast, home to high-end boutiques and designer shops. Mix and match handbag styles and fabric combinations to create one-of-a-kind LiLL bag at 1154 LILL Studio. Once the order is placed, the custom creation is individually crafted in the Chicago headquarters and mailed directly to your home.

Top places to eat

Untitled

At Untitled, one of Chicago’s newest restaurant additions, you engage in an exclusive, yet warm supper club experience. The menu features favorites from the supper clubs of the early 20th Century.

ZED451

Named one of the city’s best places for a girls’ night out! The rooftop makes for a great girls’ night during the warmer months. Enjoy beautiful views of the city and fun drinks. Also try their amazing weekend brunch.

Signature Room at the 95th Floor

Sitting way above the street-level, the Signature Room offers breathtaking views of the city. The Signature Room serves a high-class dining experience in the sky with an American-focused dinner menu.

Epic

Named one of Esquire magazine’s “Best New Restaurants”, Epic offers outstanding regional American food in a contemporary setting. The best place to relax after a meeting is atop Epic Sky, the roof terrace with great views of the city.

Hub51

Start your night here. End your night here. Hub 51 is not just a modern American restaurant – it’s a fun, hip environment with a menu featuring cuisines from all over the world.

Gino’s East “The Original of Chicago”

Always wanted to try Chicago style pizza? Established in 1966, Gino’s began its deep-dish adventure with customers so attached to its atmosphere they began scribbling their names on the wall to remember their visit, which now cover every wall. Gino’s is most famous for its patty style sausage and flaky buttery crust.

Riva

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan at Riva, the only fine dining restaurant on the Navy Pier. Menu items feature premium seafood and prime steaks.

Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse

Best place for a real steak in Chicago, featuring USDA prime aged beef like a porterhouse and rib-eye as well as massive Australian lobster tails.

MK

Chef-owner Michael Kornick, who has received multiple Best Chef – Midwest nominations from the James Beard Foundation, offers a seasonal menu of contemporary American dishes with French flair.

Alinea

Mastery and Manipulation. The ephemeral medium of contemporary haute cuisine. Award winning Alinea stands for landmark cooking from a molecular master.

Top places to stay

Peninsula Chicago

Located on the magnificent mile, and rated Number 1 hotel in the US for several years, the 339 luxurious guestrooms are among the largest in the city featuring contemporary yet classical room design. Be sure to explore the 14,000 square-foot spa and fitness center.

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Overlooking the Chicago River, all Trump Hotel rooms enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows. The Michelin-rated restaurant “Sixteen” offers breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline.

Hotel Palomar

A luxury boutique hotel in downtown Chicago, located amid the city’s most exciting shops, culture and nightlife. The artful design and spacious guestrooms are one of its many highlights.

Public Chicago

There’s nothing public about the trendy rooms, beautiful lobby, and conceptual restaurant (The Pump Room). The hotel is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast area and just a few blocks away from the Magnificent Mile.

W Lakeshore

With views of the magnificent shores of Lake Michigan and the glittering Chicago city lights, this hotel creates a glamorous collision of architecture and absolutely breathtaking views.

The Blackstone Hotel

Among downtown hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone stands out as one of the most elegant and historic hotels. 1,400 pieces of beautiful, original artwork decorate the common rooms of the historic hotel. Be sure to hold your next meeting at the Barbershop meeting room, where Al Capone used to get his hair cut.

The James Hotel

This unique boutique hotel is ideally situated in the heart of downtown Chicago and just steps away from Michigan Avenue and in proximity to numerous dining, shopping and nightlife choices.

The Dana Hotel and Spa

The Dana has been designed for living – a boutique hotel and spa in Chicago that offers an artful juxtaposition that balances the beauty of natural elements with state-of-the-art technologies.

Four Seasons & Ritz Carlton

Two landmarks of refined comfort, with unrivaled Lake Michigan and city views, the two hotels are steps from chic North Michigan Avenue shops.

Park Hyatt

Discover an ambiance of contemporary chic, from original works of art to culinary creations and dramatic views of Chicago, Historic Water Tower Square, and Lake Michigan.