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 communities enjoying different foods – there is something for everyone here.

 

For those that are looking to relax, take an iconic architecture riverboat cruise or a customized AlliedPRA Grand City Tour. Experience lunch among the clouds at The Signature Room on the 95th Floor of the Hancock Center or laugh all night at Second City Improv Theatre. For adventure seekers, guests can try their hand at sailing lessons on Lake Michigan, kayaking on the Chicago River, or biking down the lakefront path. Sports fans can appreciate at baseball game at a private Wrigley Rooftop while the World Series Champion Cubs play while eating a Chicago hotdog (no ketchup!), or an event along the sidelines at Soldier Field.

 

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 undergoing a major upgrade throughout 2017.

 

At AlliedPRA Chicago, we know there is just one chance to get it right, to create that once in a lifetime memory. The inventive and passionate destination management professionals here in Chicago 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, 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

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.

Gangster Tour

Poker, politics, and prohibition – explore the dark side of Chicago during this violent part of our history. This experience is facilitated by an expert in the field in full gangster get-up to add a dramatic and fun twist to the day. What prohibition tour is complete without some refreshments? As throughout this journey of history and sights by this bygone era, the tour will stop at some of Chicago’s finest and most unique spots for a libation.

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.

Centennial Wheel

The new navy Pier Ferris Wheel was named the Centennial Wheel in honor of the landmark’s 100th anniversary in 2016. This attraction is taller and faster than the old model. Take a spin in a temperature controlled car and travel 200 feet in the air for amazing views!

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

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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.

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.

Gino’s East “The Original of Chicago”

Ready for some 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.

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.

Girl and the Goat

Winner of Top Chef Season 4, the Famous Chef Stephanie Izard has created an exceptional hot spot on the west side of Chicago. This restaurant has a rustic and warm ambiance along with her bold flavors inspired from all over the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Langham Chicago

Enjoy majestic views of the cityscape, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan with legendary hotel hospitality established in 1865. All of this is housed in a skyscraper named historical landmark designed by renowned architect Mies Van Der Rohe.

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.

Chicago Athletic Association

Chicago’s celebrated 1890’s athletic club is reborn as a bustling Michigan Avenue hotel playground, featuring some of downtown Chicago’s finest hotel rooms, restaurants, and nightlife events. Commanding views across Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Lake Michigan make this one of Chicago’s hottest spots to be!

Four Seasons Chicago

The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is located steps away from the famed magnificent Mile and offers guest rooms with unrivaled Lake Michigan and city skyline views. This award-winning hotel has received a Forbes Five Star rating for 22 years in a row, the AAA Five Diamond Award for 27 years, and is ranked as one of Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States.

Loews Chicago Downtown

The luxurious Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel offers guest accommodations like the comforts of home with spectacular views and situated steps away from Navy Pier.

Park Hyatt Chicago

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 Michicagn