CHICAGO

Chicago is a city that embodies Midwest hospitality with a stunning skyline on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our city boasts an impressive array of venue selections and sightseeing opportunities for your next corporate event. Whether your group wants to immerse themselves into the architectural history of our streets or explore the unique vibe of Chicago’s neighborhoods on a culinary adventure, bring your walking shoes and appetite as there is an experience for everyone that visits.

Chicago is one of the world’s biggest celebrity chef epicenters and there are thousands of fantastic restaurants to appease your palate. For those that are looking to relax, take an iconic architecture riverboat cruise or a customized AlliedPRA Grand City Tour.  For adventure seekers, guests can try biking down the 18 miles of Lake Michigan lakefront path. Sports fans can watch our World Series Champion Cubs at a Wrigley Rooftop while eating a Chicago hotdog (no ketchup!). And to top things off, we suggest an afternoon carved out to explore one of our nationally recognized museums such as Adler Planetarium, The Field Museum, or Museum of Science and Industry.

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, and the area is continually undergoing major upgrades with addition of several new venues and hotels.

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

Destinations we serve: Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee

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Chicago, IL 60602 USA

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PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Nina Cardillo, General Manager

Nina started her journey with AlliedPRA in 2014 and has played several key roles at the local office level and at AlliedPRA Headquarters. She has a passion for the hospitality industry, delivering exceptional customer service and solutions to clients and discovering new processes that continue to push the needle forward. Her background includes four years of leadership in food and beverage operations within Marriott Hotels and a Marketing degree from Iowa State University. She loves keeping a pulse of the Chicago food scene, taking walks along the lake shore with her rescue dog, and planning the next weekend adventure with her… Read More

Nina started her journey with AlliedPRA in 2014 and has played several key roles at the local office level and at AlliedPRA Headquarters. She has a passion for the hospitality industry, delivering exceptional customer service and solutions to clients and discovering new processes that continue to push the needle forward. Her background includes four years of leadership in food and beverage operations within Marriott Hotels and a Marketing degree from Iowa State University. She loves keeping a pulse of the Chicago food scene, taking walks along the lake shore with her rescue dog, and planning the next weekend adventure with her husband.

Get in touch: Nina Cardillo

P: +1 312.477.7173

April Starkloff, Design and Event Producer
Caplin Lawrence, Experience Designer
Heather Brown, CMP, DMCP, Senior National Sales Manager
Kellie Walker, DMCP, Event Producer
Nina Cardillo, General Manager
Stephanie Wright, Experience Designer

CHICAGO: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

Chicago Cubs Rooftops

Watching a Chicago Cubs game is one of the top hot list things to do…of course we are still celebrating their 2016 World Series win! Experience the magic of Wrigley Field in luxury from your own private or semi-private rooftop.

Brewery Tour

Poker, politics, and prohibition – explore and learn about the dark side of Chicago during an interesting part of our history. This experience is facilitated by an expert in the field. What tour is complete without some refreshments? As throughout this journey of history and sights, the tour will stop at some of Chicago’s top and upcoming breweries for some samples or pints.

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

Interested in sampling food from the hottest neighborhoods? Get a taste of Chicago’s food culture! There is no shortage of food tour options in Chicago and each can be customized to your group.

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.

Second City

A Chicago institution since 1959, Second City has turned out some of the comedic icons of our time. One of Second City’s ever changing improvisational comedy shows is a great entertainment option after a dinner in Old Town or groups can also dine in the theater’s new event space.

SPiN

Ping-pong enthusiasts and newcomers alike love taking their turn at game of pong at SPiN, a ping-pong club in the popular River North neighborhood. Paired with an urban atmosphere and delicious cuisine, a night at SPiN is one that everyone will enjoy!

Top places to eat

Lena Brava/Cruz Blanca

Rick Bayless has expanded his presence in Chicago with the opening of dual, next door restaurants, Lena Brava and Cruz Blanca. With meals prepared over open fire stoves, Lena Brava enhances guest experience with menu items inspired from Baja California Norte. Cruz Blanca is known for their extensive list of in house brewed craft beers and Mexican inspired menu crafted from local ingredients.

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Engage in an exclusive supper club experience at one of Chicago’s tried and true restaurants! The menu features favorites from the supper clubs of the early 20th Century and the ambiance is one everyone will enjoy.

Bellemore

Known as restaurant row, Randolph Street is where the best new restaurants in Chicago have been opening for years. Bellemore is the new stand out spot in the West Loop – it’s luxurious décor and high end cocktail program make a dinner here an experience. Chef/Partner Jimmy Papadopoulos defines his style of cooking as “bold, bright and beautiful.”

River Roast

With the largest patio on the Chicago River, River Roast is a perfect place to enjoy one of Chicago’s biggest attractions. Great for groups any size, River Roast’s service and custom menus make it a tried and true dining destination. It is known for its unique presentation of its roasted meats, fish, and veggies carved tableside.

Giordano's

A trip to Chicago isn’t complete until you enjoy a slice of famous stuffed deep dish pizza. With eight locations in the city, Giordano’s is a favorite of many Chicagoans. First opened here in 1974, Giordano’s is well known across the country but home is Chicago. You can even have an event on the 99th Floor of Willis Tower for a ‘Pie in the Sky’ event. Giordano’s has been praised as “Chicago’s Best Pizza” by NBC, CBS Chicago, New York Times, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Eater, Home & Garden Magazine, Concierge Preferred and more!

Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse

This local favorite in the Gold Coast neighborhood has been around for more than 25 years and is one of the best places to get USDA prime aged beef like a porterhouse and rib-eye as well as massive Australian lobster tails.

Cindy's Rooftop Terrace, Restaurant, and Bar

This is a perfect summertime escape for a cocktail and incredible views of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Cindy’s is located in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, an 1890’s restored Venetian Gothic building on Michigan Avenue.

Swift & Sons

A former cold storage facility located in Fulton Market District, Swift & Sons takes a modern twist to steakhouse classics while also honoring the building’s history with a swannky, early 20th century inspired interior.

Top places to stay

Swissôtel Chicago

Moments from the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier, this 4 Diamond Luxury Hotel puts you at the heart of the Windy City attractions.

Swissôtel Chicago has 661 spacious guest rooms and suites and a 45-foot indoor pool and rooftop fitness center. Also, they can host small to large conferences within their 65,000 Sq. Ft. versatile meeting and event space.

Designed by renowned Chicago architect Harry Weese, this is an award winning, four-diamond, all-glass triangular luxury hotel is one your guests will love.

Waldorf Astoria

Make the Gold Coast your home in Chicago and choose Waldorf Astoria Chicago for unrivaled elegance, spacious surroundings and spectacular views that will take your breath away. 215 luxurious rooms and suites spread over 19 stories: Discover fresh décor, rich furnishings and dazzling views of downtown and the Lake Michigan shoreline. All set in the very heart of the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood.

Conrad Chicago

Discover a hotel in the center of everything at Conrad Chicago – a premier destination for exploring one of the world’s most captivating cities. Steps from Michigan Avenue, the Conrad Chicago has stunning 360°city views. Designed by world-renowned designer, Pierre Yves Rochon and featuring Smart technology in all 287 rooms, 24 suites and 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible space.

The Sheraton

Sheraton Chicago is a downtown riverfront property that offers over 1200 rooms. This property is chic but not fussy and provides convenience with walking distance to Navy Pier, The Mag Mile, and many local restaurants.

Renaissance Chicago Downtown

This award winning stylish and newly renovated hotel is great for work or pleasure. From the moment you walk into the lobby, experience VIP R Lounge, Artist Studio, Coffee Bar and Library or enjoy a spectacular view from the luxurious rooftop . This property has over 500 rooms and is just steps away from The Theatre District and offers ease to any location in the city.

Loews Chicago

Experience luxury located in the heart of Chicago. Loews Chicago is conveniently located next to the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and John Hancock Center. This property has over 400 rooms and a one of a kind roof top with unmatched views from the middle of the city.

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago offers a chic, downtown retreat located steps from the Magnificent Mile and iconic Chicago destinations. Featuring 2,019 spacious guestrooms and extraordinary meeting and event spaces that showcase incredible city and Chicago river views.

Fairmont Hotel Millennium Park

Just steps away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park hotel is where contemporary elegance blends seamlessly with a classic approach to luxury service.

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is a luxury hotel set atop Water Tower Place in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Surrounded by iconic architecture, a thriving culinary scene, beautifully landscaped public spaces and an array of museums, the Ritz Carlton pairs convenience with luxury accommodations to hit all the marks of an engaging Chicago experience.

Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s top attractions – Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Millennium Park, Theaters, and Museums – all just a walk away from one of the leading hotels in downtown Chicago. Relax in renovated luxury or hold a fabulous meeting in 68,000 square feet of event and meeting space.