CHICAGO

Sometimes referred to as America’s Second City, Chicago’s legendary urban attractions are second to none. Chicago boasts an impressive array of venue selections and sightseeing opportunities for your next corporate event. Iconic places like the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park with its fabulous Cloud Gate and Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion, Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain and Shedd Aquarium are several we recommend at AlliedPRA Chicago, a trusted DMC in the Chicago area.

Daytime activities might include a group tour of the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, or the iconic architecture riverboat cruise, perhaps an exclusive rental of Wrigley Field for a teambuilding softball game or VIP tour. Or maybe a host breathtaking special event on the 99th Floor of Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, where you will enjoy VIP access to the spectacular views from The Ledge. Explore the posh grand lobby and staircase of The Chicago Theatre, patterned after the Paris Opera House, available for private events and an ideal venue for a theme party or elegant event.

Chicago is a convenient airline hub offering luxury transportation options and the largest convention center in North America. McCormick Place is located near the shore of Lake Michigan just three miles south of downtown Chicago.

At AlliedPRA Chicago, we know there is just one chance to get it right, to create that once in a lifetime memory. Our creative and enthusiastic destination management professionals are dedicated to making the flawless execution of your event appear effortless.

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

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PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

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Heather Brown, CMP, DMCP, National Sales Manager

Heather has had a successful career in the hospitality and special event industry in Chicago since 1999, and she still finds every day to be rewarding and exciting. Her position as National Sales Manager at AlliedPRA Chicago allows her to share that passion with her clients to assist in creating unique and one-of-a-kind experiences through true collaboration and partnership. With numerous events under her belt, one of her favorite career experiences was the 2012 Chicago Summit; Heather led the team who partnered with the White House to plan and execute the NATO Working Dinner for President Obama and the NATO delegates. It was an… Read More

Heather has had a successful career in the hospitality and special event industry in Chicago since 1999, and she still finds every day to be rewarding and exciting. Her position as National Sales Manager at AlliedPRA Chicago allows her to share that passion with her clients to assist in creating unique and one-of-a-kind experiences through true collaboration and partnership. With numerous events under her belt, one of her favorite career experiences was the 2012 Chicago Summit; Heather led the team who partnered with the White House to plan and execute the NATO Working Dinner for President Obama and the NATO delegates. It was an incredible opportunity!
Heather is an engaged member of MPI Chicago, a member of FICP an avid Cubs fan, and loves spending her free time “researching” new Chicago restaurants with her husband. With over 5000 restaurants in Chicago, it’s the best, never-ending task.

Get in touch: Heather Brown

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April Starkloff, Design and Event Producer
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CHICAGO: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

Chicago Cubs Rooftops

The curse is broken and the Chicago Cubs are coming off a thrilling 2016 World Series win! Experience the magic of Wrigley Field in luxury from your own private or semi-private rooftop.

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.

Jazz and Blues

This tour features taking you down memory lane for Jazz and Blues. Countless famous musicians have graced the Chicago music scene. Also, one of the stops is at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Here you can find the largest collections of rare Blues memorabilia in the world.

Neighborhood Food 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.

Architecture River Cruise

A tried and true Chicago experience, this cruise is a relaxing way to take in the city’s most beautiful architecture and learn a little history along the way.

Top places to eat

Untitled

At Untitled, one of Chicago’s tried and true restaurant optios, you can 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 memorable 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.

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

The 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.